Federico Renjifo Vélez

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Federico Alonso Renjifo Vélez
25th Colombia Ambassador to France
Assumed office
5 November 2013
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Gustavo Adolfo Carvajal Sinisterra
30th Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia
In office
3 September 2012 – 13 September 2013
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Mauricio Cárdenas Santa María
Succeeded by Amilkar Acosta Medina
10th Minister of the Interior of Colombia
In office
17 May 2012 – 3 September 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Germán Vargas Lleras
Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of Colombia
In office
8 September 2011 – 17 May 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno
Succeeded by Juan Mesa Zuleta
Personal details
Born Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Catalina Crane Arango
(-present)
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University (JD, 1981)
Profession Lawyer, Economist
Religion Roman Catholic
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Renjifo and the second or maternal family name is Vélez.

Federico Alonso Renjifo Vélez is the 25th Ambassador of Colombia to France dually accredited as Non-Resident Ambassador of Colombia to Algeria and Monaco.[1][2] A Colombian lawyer and economist, he also served as the 30th Minister of Mines and Energy, and 10th Minister of the Interior.

Personal life[edit]

Federico Alonso was born in Cali, Valle del Cauca; the eldest of two sons of Marino Renjifo Salcedo and Amparo Vélez Hoyos; his younger brother is named Alejandro.[3] He attended the Colegio Berchmans of Cali where he graduated in 1971.[4] He went on to study at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá where he ultimately received his Doctorate of Laws and Socioeconomics with his co-authored doctoral thesis Ley Marco in 1981.[4][5]

He is married to Catalina Crane Arango who is serving as High Presidential Advisor for Public and Private Management.[6]

Career[edit]

General Secretary to the President[edit]

On 1 September 2011 President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced the designation of Renjifo to succeed Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno as General Secretary to the President as the new Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic[7] Renjifo, who at the time was working as President of the Fiduciaries Association since 2002,[4][7] was sworn in on 8 September 2011.[8]

Minister of the Interior[edit]

On 25 April 2012 President Santos designated Renjifo to succeed Germán Vargas Lleras in the Ministry of the Interior;[9] he was later sworn in as Minister of the Interior on 17 May 2012 at an official ceremony at the Palace of Nariño.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidente Santos posesionó a embajadores de Colombia en España, Francia, Italia y República Dominicana" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Remise de lettres de créance". JORF (in French). Paris (48): 3465. 26 February 2014. ISSN 0242-6773. OCLC 20162061. NOR MAEP1450025G. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Restrepo Potes, Jorge (2012-05-16). "Federico Renjifo". El País (in Spanish). Cali. ISSN 0124-891X. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  4. ^ a b c Renjifo Vélez, Federico Alonso (April 2012). "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Aspirantes (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Administrative Department of the Presidency. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  5. ^ Ortega Fernández, María Leticia; Renjifo Vélez, Federico (1980). Ley Marco [Frame Law] (Thesis/Dissertation) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Pontifical Xavierian University. OCLC 9241344. 
  6. ^ Ospina, Luis Fernando (2011-09-03). "De buena fuente" [From a good source]. El Colombiano (in Spanish). Medellín. ISSN 0122-0802. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  7. ^ a b "Presidente Santos designó a Federico Rengifo como Secretario General de la Presidencia" [President Santos designated Federico Rengifo as General Secretary of the Presidency] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the Presidency (SIG). 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  8. ^ "Federico Renjifo Vélez tomó posesión como nuevo Secretario General de la Presidencia de la República" [Federico Renjifo Vélez was sworn in as new Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the Presidency (SIG). 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Presidente Santos designó a Federico Renjifo como nuevo Ministro del Interior" [President Santos designated Federico Renjifo as new Minister of the Interior] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the Presidency (SIG). 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  10. ^ "Presidente Santos posesionó a los ministros del Interior y Vivienda, y al Secretario General de la Presidencia" [President Santos Swore In The Ministers of Interior and Housing, and the Secretary General of the Presidency] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the Presidency (SIG). 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-05-23.