Fernando Zavala

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Fernando Zavala
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155th Prime Minister of Peru
In office
28 July 2016 – 17 September 2017
PresidentPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Preceded byPedro Cateriano
Succeeded byMercedes Aráoz
Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
23 June 2017 – 17 September 2017
Preceded byAlfredo Thorne
Succeeded byClaudia Cooper
In office
16 August 2005 – 27 July 2006
Prime MinisterPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Preceded byPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Succeeded byLuis Carranza
Personal details
Born (1971-02-16) 16 February 1971 (age 48)
Tacna, Peru
Political partyPeruvians for Change
Alma materUniversity of the Pacific
University of Piura
University of Birmingham

Fernando Martín Zavala Lombardi (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnando maɾˈtin saˈβala lomˈbaɾði]; born 16 February 1971) was the Prime Minister of Peru, in office from 28 July 2016 to 17 September 2017.[1] Previously he was the President of Backus and Johnston, a subsidiary of SABMiller. From 2005 to 2006 he was Minister of Economy and Finance.


Zavala studied economics at the University of the Pacific and obtained a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Piura. He also studied for an MBA at the University of Birmingham in England. He was assistant manager of Samtronics Peru. He was also Chief Financial Officer of Apoyo S.A. (Now Ipsos Perú S.A.), a consultant and pollster.

In 1995 he became the Chief Executive Officer of Peru's National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI), a position he held until 2000. He was Peru's Minister of Economy and Finance under President Alejandro Toledo and Prime Minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from 2005 to 2006.

In 2006 he left the government and began working at Backus and Johnston as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Relations. After three years in office, he was named the president of National Brewery – SABMiller Panamá. In November 2013 he returned to Peru as President of Backus and Johnston.

In July 2016, he was appointed Prime Minister of Peru by the President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, having held the office until 17 September 2017, after his cabinet was successfully censored by a vote of no confidence two days earlier.[1]

Zavala has been a member of the Boards of Directors of Interbank, Alicorp, inmobiliaria IDE, Cerveceria San Juan, Banco Falabella, and Enersur.


  1. ^ a b Staff writer (15 September 2017). "Peru's Congress delivers vote of no-confidence against Cabinet". andina.com.pe. Lima: Andina. Peru News Agency. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Pedro Cateriano
Prime Minister of Peru
Succeeded by
Mercedes Aráoz