|Second Vice President of Peru|
28 July 2016
|President||Pedro Pablo Kuczynski|
(formerly Omar Chehade)
|Minister of Economy and Finance|
December 22, 2009 – September 14, 2010
|Preceded by||Luis Carranza|
|Succeeded by||Ismael Benavides Ferreyros|
|Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism|
July 28, 2006 – July 10, 2009
|Preceded by||Alfredo Ferrero|
|Succeeded by||Martín Pérez Monteverde|
5 August 1961 |
Mercedes Rosalba Aráoz Fernández (Lima, 5 August 1961) is a Peruvian economist, professor, and politician. She served as Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism from 2006 to July 2009, after which she was appointed Peru's finance minister.
In April 2016, Aráoz was elected as Congresswoman for 2016–2021. In June 2016, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was elected as President of Peru and Aráoz as the second vice president.
Early life and education
She is Associate Professor of International Economy at the University of the Pacific and member of the Research Center. She is also professor at the Diplomat Academy of Peru.
She has worked as a consultant with a variety of international organizations including the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the CAF – Development Bank of Latin America.
Foreign Trade and Tourism (2006–2009)
On July 28, 2006, Aráoz was named as Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
Aráoz agreed to be the presidential candidate of the Peruvian Aprista Party (APRA) for the 2011 presidential elections. However, she withdrew her candidacy on January 16 of that year, and the APRA party did not field any candidate.
Congresswoman and Vice president
- "Afirma ministra de Comercio Exterior, Mercedes Aráoz: Correa puede poner en riesgo negociación entre la CAN-UE" (in Spanish). EFE news agency. 28 November 2006.
- Quigley, John (22 December 2009). "Peru’s Araoz Named Finance Minister as Carranza Quits". Bloomberg.
- "Perú.- Alan García designa a Mercedes Aráoz como la primera mujer al frente del Ministerio de Economía" (in Spanish). Finanzas. 22 December 2009.
- "Universidad del Pacífico".
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