After tapping the majority of his future cabinet over the course of these past few days, President-elect Mauricio Macri’s future Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña officially announced in a press conference this afternoon who will serve in the new cabinet when the administration takes over the Casa Rosada.
Without further a do, let’s meet Macri’s cabinet:
Jorge Triaca: Labor Minister
Alfonso Prat Gay: Treasury and Finance Minister
One of the biggest fishes in the tank, Prat-Gay will be Argentina’s new Treasury and Finance minister a few weeks from now.
At present there is one Economy Minister and one Economy Minister only, Axel Kicillof, but with the dawn of Macri, Prat-Gay will be working in tandem with a committee of five other ministers.
Federico Sturzenegger: Central Bank (BCRA) Governor
Rogelio Frigerio: Interior Minister
Pablo Avelluto: Culture Minister
Pablo Avelluto has an extensive background in the cultural world — serving as the editorial director of Random House Mondadori Argentina between 2005 and 2012 and currently fulfilling the roll of coordinator of the Public Media System.
He has also been an advisor for cultural programs within the Ministry of Culture.
Hernán Lombardi: Public Media Department Head
Next up, this civil engineer-come-Argentine politician will be running the show on the public media front.
He was the Tourism Secretary during former President Fernando De la Rúa’s government and, in October 2001, he combined the Tourism, Culture and Sport Secretaries to make one big Ministry, which he was, in turn, put in charge of.
Esteban Bullrich: Education Minister
Bullrich will be the go-to man for educational affairs. He already serves as Macri’s own Educational Minister of the City of Buenos Aires, but now it is time for him to go national.
Marcos Peña: Cabinet Chief
Move over Aníbal Fernández, here we present you with your next Cabinet Chief, Marcos Peña, a man who currently serves as the head of the Secretary General of the City of Buenos Aires.
Susana Malcorra: Foreign Minister
Jorge Lemus: Health Minister
Germán Garavano: Justice Minister
Patricia Bullrich: Security Minister
Juan José Aranguren: Energy and Mining Minister
The former CEO of Shell Argentina is shifting to the public sector for the first time to take over the country’s energy and mining sector. Aranguren will have to address some difficult issues such as the role of YPF and the future of large-energy subsidies.
He had an ongoing confrontation with former Interior Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno. In fact, Moreno fined him over 60 times and pressed 54 charges against him. Aranguren never got convicted for any of them.
Carolina Stanley: Social Development Minister
Move over Alicia Kirchner, Carolina Stanley is taking your office as Social Development Minister. She has been with the PRO since its beginning and already works at the same post for the City.
Sergio Bergman: Environment Minister
Here are the other ministers:
- Lino Barañao is actually the current Science and Technology minister under President Cristina Kirchner and is being kept on.
- The Modernization Ministry, which Andrés Ibarra will be heading, is a brand new ministry at the national level. Ibarra headed a Modernization Ministry for the City of Buenos Aires.
- The Belgrano Plan, which will be headed by the runner up in the recent and controversial Tucumán gubernatorial elections, is a program to develop te North of the country.