Luis Felipe Henao Cardona

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Luis Felipe Henao Cardona
3rd Minister of Housing, City and Territory of Colombia
Assumed office
4 June 2013 (2013-06-04)
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Germán Vargas Lleras
Personal details
Born (1979-10-23) 23 October 1979 (age 38)
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) Luz Stella Murgas Maya (-present)
Alma mater Our Lady of the Rosary University (LLB, 2001)
University of Salamanca (PhDc)
Profession Lawyer

Luis Felipe Henao Cardona (born 23 October 1979) is a Colombian politician who is the 3rd and current Minister of Housing, City and Territory of Colombia since 2013.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 1997, Henao enrolled at Our Lady of the Rosary University, where majored in Law, graduating in 2001.[3][4] He returned to his alma mater in 2002 to pursue a specialization in Business Law.[3][4] He is a PhD Candidate in Criminal law at the University of Salamanca.[3][4]

In 2002, Henao joined the legal firm, Jaime Lombana Villalba & Abogados, as an Associate Attorney, where he practised until 2006.[3] In January 2003 he is hired by Our Lady of the Rosary University as a Full Professor of criminal law,[3] a post that he held until 2013.

In 2006, Henao began his incursion into politics when he was appointed General Secretary of the then-Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development, at the time under the leadership of Minister Juan Lozano Ramírez during the Administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. Henao was later promoted by President Uribe and appointed Deputy Minister for Housing and Territorial Development on 11 September 2007.[5]

In 2012, Henao returned to the Housing portfolio when President Santos transferred Minister Vargas from the Ministry of the Interior to the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory, and at the insistence of Vargas President Santos also transferred Henao and appointed him Deputy Minister of Housing on 17 May 2012.

On 22 May 2013, President Santos announced the designation of Henao as the new Minister of Housing, City and Territory to replace Minister Vargas,[6] who would be leaving to manage the Santos re-election campaign in preparation for the 2014 Colombian presidential elections. Henao was sworn in on 4 June 2013 thus succeeding Vargas as the 3rd Minister of Housing, City and Territory of Colombia.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Luis Felipe was born on 23 October 1979 in Medellín, Colombia;[8][9] his father is Rubén Darío Henao Orozco, a lawyer and former Magistrate of the Supreme Judicial Council.[10][11] He is married to Luz Stella Murgas Maya with whom he has a son born in 2010.[8][9]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myska, Julia (22 May 2013). "Santos announces Colombia's new housing minister". Medellín. Colombia Reports. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Colombian president appoints new housing minister". Global Times. Beijing. 23 May 2013. ISSN 2095-2678. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "CV of Luis Felipe Henao Cardona" (PDF). Aspirantes (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Un 'sardino', el nuevo ministro de Vivienda". Semana (in Spanish). Bogotá. 22 May 2013. ISSN 0124-5473. OCLC 7475329. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Asumió nuevo Viceministro de Vivienda" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Presidente designó como Ministro de Vivienda a Luis Felipe Henao" (in Spanish). Cali: Colombia, Office of the President of. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos durante las posesiones del Ministro de Vivienda, Ciudad y Territorio, y la Alta Consejera Presidencial para la Equidad de la Mujer" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Perfil del nuevo Ministro de Vivienda, Luis Felipe Henao Cardona" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Ministry of Housing, City and Territory. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Luis Felipe Henao, nuevo ministro de Vivienda". El Heraldo (in Spanish). Barranquilla. 22 May 2013. ISSN 0122-6142. OCLC 20412212. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Barbosa López, Nicolás (1 June 2012). "Hijo de tigre sale nombrado" (in Spanish). Bogotá: La Silla Vacía. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "El As de Vargas Lleras". Dinero (in Spanish). Bogotá. 9 May 2012. ISSN 0122-1531. Retrieved 14 June 2013.