Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar

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Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar
3rd Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia
In office
11 September 2013 (2013-09-11) – 11 August 2014 (2014-08-11)
PresidentJuan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded byJuan Gabriel Uribe Vegalara
Succeeded byGabriel Vallejo
Personal details
BornGirón, Santander, Colombia
NationalityColombian
Alma materIndustrial University of Santander
ProfessionGeologist

Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar is a Colombian geologist,[1] and a former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, serving in the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. The former Director of the National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA);[2] a Colombian government agency in charge of licensing mining, energy, and infrastructure projects; she graduated from the Industrial University of Santander,[1] and previously worked in the energy sector.

Minister of Environment[edit]

On 5 September 2013, as part of a planned cabinet reshuffle, President Santos announced the appointment of Sarmiento as the new Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development.[3][4] Sarmiento was sworn in on 11 September succeeding Juan Gabriel Uribe Vegalara in the post.[5] She was succeeded by Gabriel Vallejo as Minister of Environment on August 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Egresada UIS nueva ministra de medio ambiente" (in Spanish). Bucaramanga: Cátedra Online. 10 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-05-07. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Posesión Directora ANLA" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-05-07. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ Gómez, José Miguel (5 September 2013). "Colombia's president names five new ministers, including energy". Bogotá. Reuters. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Presidente Santos presentó el nuevo Gabinete Ministerial" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Hemos posesionado a un equipo de lujo: Presidente Santos" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original on 7 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.

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