Rosario Fernández

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Rosario Fernández
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
19 March 2011 – 28 July 2011
President Alan García
Preceded by José Antonio Chang
Succeeded by Salomón Lerner Ghitis
Minister of Justice
In office
14 September 2010 – 28 July 2011
Prime Minister José Antonio Chang
Preceded by Víctor García Toma
Succeeded by Francisco Eguiguren Praeli
In office
20 December 2007 – 11 July 2009
Prime Minister Jorge Del Castillo
Yehude Simon
Preceded by María Zavala Valladares
Succeeded by Aurelio Pastor
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 62–63)
Lima, Peru
Political party Independent
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Rosario Del Pilar Fernández Figueroa (born 1955) is a Peruvian politician, who is a former Prime Minister of Peru and Minister of Justice.[1][2][3]


Fernández was born in Lima, Peru. She is the daughter of Joffre Fernandez Veldivieso, a constitutional lawyer and former Deputy and Minister of Justice from 1985 to 1990.

She studied law at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, ranking first in the 1977 graduating class. She continued advanced studies in Washington, D.C., gaining experience in civil procedure, arbitration, civil law, family law and international law.

In 2007, Fernández was named Minister of Justice, a position that she resigned from in 2009. The following year, she returned to the political scene to replace Victor Garcia Toma after the turbulence caused by the Legislative Decree No. 1097.[4]

Fernandez was the vice chairman of the Lima Stock Exchange from 1988 to 1991 and Treasurer of the Board of the Lima Bar Association from 1993 to 1994. During this time, she was also appointed to various committee positions in the Peruvian government, including attorney ad hoc of the Supervisory Agency for Investment in Energy, alternate member of the Committee to Protect Minority Shareholders of National Supervisory Commission for Companies and Securities (CONASEV).

She is married to lawyer Ernest Coz and is the mother of two daughters.


  1. ^ She was Peru's second female Prime minister."Peruvian president swears in new prime minister". Andina. 19 March 2011. Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  2. ^ French diplomacy website
  3. ^ USAID Peru government Archived 18 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ LR, Redacción (2011-03-19). "Rosario Fernández juró como nueva titular del Gabinete Ministerial |" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-12-06.
Political offices
Preceded by
María Zavala Valladares
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Aurelio Pastor
Preceded by
Víctor García Toma
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Francisco Eguiguren Praeli
Preceded by
José Antonio Chang
Prime Minister of Peru
Succeeded by
Salomón Lerner Ghitis