Aníbal Gaviria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aníbal Gaviria Correa
Anibal Gaviria.jpg
Mayor of Medellín
In office
January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2015
Preceded by Alonso Salazar
Succeeded by Federico Gutiérrez
Governor of Antioquia
In office
January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2007
Preceded by Eugenio Prieto Soto
Succeeded by Luis Alfredo Ramos
Personal details
Born (1966-01-16) January 16, 1966 (age 51)
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal Party
Residence Medellín, Colombia
Alma mater EAFIT University
Harvard University
Occupation Politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Aníbal Gaviria Correa (Medellín, 16 January 1966) is a Colombian politician who recently served as the mayor of Medellín, the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia. Beforehand, Gaviria was the Governor of Antioquia and is currently a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley.



Gaviria studied a business administration at EAFIT University, and he later studied at the Extension School of Harvard University.

Political career[edit]

During his career in the public administration is to be highlighted his term as Governor of Antioquia between 2004 and 2007, where he directed the management efforts to unified the work with other actors in the state towards the pursuit of higher levels of equity and development for the citizens of Antioquia.

In 2007 the “Proyecto Líder Colombia” recognized him as the best Governor of Colombia. As a leader his management reached 89% favorability. In 2009 he was a presidential candidate of the Liberal Party and then vice presidential running mate of his party in the 2010 elections.

He was elected as mayor of the city of Medellin for the period 2012-2015. He was previously the governor of Antioquia Department from 2004 to 2007.[1] He is a member of the Liberal Party.


  1. ^ "El equipo paisa". Semana. Retrieved 2012-05-31. (Spanish)