Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría

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Not to be confused with Mauricio Santamaría Salamanca.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cárdenas and the second or maternal family name is Santamaría.
Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría
Minister Cárdenas at the World Economic Forum in 2010
69th Minister of Finance and Public Credit
Assumed office
3 September 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos
Preceded by Juan Carlos Echeverry
29th Minister of Mines and Energy
In office
26 September 2011 – 3 September 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos
Preceded by Carlos Rodado Noriega
Succeeded by Federico Renjifo Vélez
Director of the National Planning Department
In office
13 August 1999 – 27 August 2000
President Andrés Pastrana Arango
Preceded by Jaime Ruíz Llano
Succeeded by Juan Carlos Echeverry
6th Minister of Transport
In office
7 August 1998 – 13 August 1999
President Andrés Pastrana Arango
Preceded by Rodrigo Marín Bernal
Succeeded by Gustavo Canal Mora
4th Minister of Economic Development
In office
17 January 1994 – 7 August 1994
President César Gaviria
Preceded by Luis Alberto Moreno
Succeeded by Rodrigo Marín Bernal
Personal details
Born (1962-06-09) 9 June 1962 (age 54)
Medellín, Colombia
Political party Conservative Party
Spouse(s) Cristina Fernández Mejía (1998–present)
Children Isabela
Andrea
Alma mater University of the Andes
University of California, Berkeley
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría (born 9 June 1962)[1] is the 69th and current Minister of Finance and Public Credit and former Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, serving in the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. Prior to this, he was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution.[2] For the Government of Colombia, he has also served as the 4th Minister of Economic Development, the 6th Minister of Transport, and former Director of the National Planning Department, and in the private sector has served as 11th and 9th Director of the Higher Education and Development Foundation (Fedesarrollo),[3] as the 7th President Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA),[4] as former President of Titularizadora Colombiana S.A., and as General Manager of Empresa de Energía de Bogotá S.A. ESP.

Minister of Mines and Energy[edit]

On 20 September 2011 President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón designated Cárdenas to succeed Juan Carlos Echeverry as Minister of Economy.[5] He was sworn in as the 29th Minister of Mines and Energy on 26 September.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Born to Jorge Cárdenas Gutiérrez, former President of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, and his wife Cecilia Santamaría Botero on 9 June 1962 in Medellín, Antioquia;[7] the third of four children, his other siblings are: Patricia Eugenia, Jorge Hernán, and Eduardo.[7][8] On 10 January 1998 he married Cristina Fernández Mejía in a Catholic wedding at the Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Church in Cartagena de Indias;[9] together they have two daughters: Isabella and Andrea.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (in Spanish). Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "Mauricio Cárdenas". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Directores" [Former Directors]. Higher Education and Development Foundation (Fedesarrollo). 
  4. ^ "Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría: President 2008-2009". Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA). Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Presidente Santos designó a Mauricio Cárdenas como Ministro de Minas y Energía" [President Santos designated Mauricio Cárdenas Minister of Mines and Energy] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the President of Colombia (SIG). 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  6. ^ "Presidente Santos posesionó a Mauricio Cárdenas como Ministro de Minas y Energía" [President Santos Sworn In Mauricio Cárdenas as Minister of Mines and Energy] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the President of Colombia (SIG). 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  7. ^ a b c Gallo Martínez, Luis Álvaro (2005-01-05). "Don Marcelino Restrepo y Restrepo: Su Vida y Su Descendencia" [Don Marcelino Restrepo y Restrepo: His Life and His Offspring] (PDF) (in Spanish). Asociación Colombiana Para el Estudio de las Geneologías. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  8. ^ Mosquera y Arboleda, Tomás Cipriano de; Herrán, Pedro Alcántara (1972). Archivo Epistolar del General Mosquera: Correspondencia con el General Pedro Alcántara Herrán. 1827-1840 [Epistolary Archive of General Mosquera: Correspondence with General Pedro Alcántara Herrán. 1827-1840] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Editorial Kelly. p. 61. LCCN 67108183. OCLC 848913. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  9. ^ "Boda Cárdenas Santamaría-Fernández Mejía" [Cárdenas Santamaría-Fernández Mejía Wedding]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 1998-01-14. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Carlos Echeverry
Minister of Finance and Public Credit
2012–present
Incumbent