Kurt Burneo

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Kurt Johnny Burneo Farfán
Social Development and Inclusion Minister of Peru
In office
18 August 2011 – 11 December 2011
President Ollanta Humala
Preceded by Inaugural
Succeeded by Carolina Trivelli
Production Minister of Peru
In office
28 July 2011 – 11 December 2011
President Ollanta Humala
Succeeded by José Urquizo
Personal details
Born 1961
Lima, Peru

Kurt Johnny Burneo Farfán (born 26 February 1961) is an economist and politician in Peru.

Early life[edit]

Burneo was born in Lima, Peru on 26 February 1961. He studied economics at the National University of San Marcos, then studied at the University of São Paulo and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He earned a doctorate in Business Administration at the ESADE business school of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

Political career[edit]

Toledo government[edit]

During the government of Alejandro Toledo, Burneo was Peru's Vice Minister of Finance, chairman of the National Bank and director of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. He has taught at several universities, such as Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Cayetano Heredia University, Universidad de San Martín de Porres and Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. He is currently director of the economics course at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, a position he has held since 2006.[1]

2011 election and Humala government[edit]

Burneo was head of the economic team of Alejandro Toledo when he was running for the Presidency of the Republic in the general election. He later became part of the economic team of Ollanta Humala, who was elected President of the Republic in the second round.

When appointed to head the newly created Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion in August 2011, Kurt Burneo said "The idea is to centralise the social programmes. One of the current problems that has led to glaring economic losses is the fact that the social programmes are dispersed".[2] He went on to say that his role would entail the formulation, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the national and sectoral policy on social development and inclusion.[3]

Burneo resigned as minister due to a cabinet reshuffle on 11 December 2011. He currently is the Alternate Executive Director in the Interamerican Development Bank in Washington DC USA


  • El Desafío de la Privatización en el Perú (1993)
  • Sistema privado de Pensiones (1994)
  • Bancarización Pública en el Perú: Efectos sobre el creamiento económico regional (2009)


  1. ^ a b "Kurt Burneo". CADE. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  2. ^ Ryan Dube (2011-08-18). "Peru Cabinet Approves Creation Of New Ministry". Dow Jones Newswires. Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Peru passes bill to create Development and Social Inclusion Ministry". Peru This Week. August 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-04.