President-elected Mauricio Macri announces his cabinet. Photo via Cronista.

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
Photo via La Nacion.
Photo via La Nacion.
The 38-year-old economist and current PRO deputy Jorge Triaca was the last minister to be tapped and will lead the nation’s Labor Ministry. He is the son of politician and union leader in the plastic industry Jorge Alberto Triaca, who had also occupied the same office between 1989 and 1992.
 
In Argentina, maintaining a good relationship with the unions is traditionally very important, so the designation of a Labor Minister has a particular political weight.
Alfonso Prat Gay: Treasury and Finance Minister
Alfonso Prat Gay, future Treasury and
Alfonso Prat Gay, future Treasury and Finance Minister. Photo via Hebraica.

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
Télam Buenos Aires 12/06/2012 El presidente del Banco Ciudad, Dr. Federico A. Sturzenegger asistió como invitado a la reunión de la comisión de Justicia de la Cámara de Diputados, que comienza a analizar el proyecto que propone que los depósitos judiciales de los tribunales nacionales y federales en todo el país se efectúen en el Banco de la Nación Argentina. Foto: Fernando Sturla/Télam/aa
Federico Sturzenegger, future head of the Central Bank. Photo via Telam.
Federico Struzenegger is set to replace Alejandro Vanoli and his questionable dollar selling shenanigans as the new head of the Central Bank.
This economist and current National Congressman for the PRO party has the  full support of Martin Lousteau who, earlier today, stated, “Struzenegger and I have a lot in common. Although we have very different visions, he is a much better option than Alejandro Vanoli, there’s no doubt about it.”
Rogelio Frigerio: Interior Minister
Rogelio Frigerio, future Minister of Internal Affairs. Photo via Infolitica
Rogelio Frigerio, future Minister of Internal Affairs. Photo via Infolitica
Next up, we bring you Rogelio Frigerio, your future minister of the interior.
He was named Buenos Aires’ legislator for the PRO party in 2011 and was at the head of a Commision within the City of Buenos Aires legislature.
He is currently the President of Banco Ciudad.
Pablo Avelluto: Culture Minister
Pablo Avelluto, future minister of culture. Photo via Infobae
Pablo Avelluto, future Minister of Culture. Photo via Infobae.

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
Hernán Lombardi, future Minister of Public Media. Photo via Infobae
Hernán Lombardi, future Minister of Public Media. Photo via Infobae

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
Esteban Bullrich, future Education Minister. Photo via Infobae.
Esteban Bullrich, future Education Minister. Photo via Infobae.

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
Marcos Peña, future cabinet chief. Photo via Infobae.
Marcos Peña, future cabinet chief. Photo via Infobae.

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
Susana Malcorra, future Photo via Youtube
Susana Malcorra will be the new Foreign Minister. We’ve already written about her, so have a peek here. 
Jorge Lemus: Health Minister
Photo via Wikimedia.
Photo via Wikimedia.
Jorge Lemus will be in charge of coordinating the country’s health affairs. He had been Buenos Aires City’s Health Minister since the beginning of Macri’s administration in 2007, but resigned in 2012 after receiving heavy criticism for enacting a protocol that allowed women who had been raped to have abortions in the city’s public hospitals.
Germán Garavano: Justice Minister
Photo via Youtube.
Photo via Youtube.
Garavano was appointed Justice Minister after Radical leader Ernesto Sanz decided to step down from this post — which was set to be his —due to “personal reasons” following Sunday’s elections.
Patricia Bullrich: Security Minister
Photo via Lanueva.com
Photo via Lanueva.com
Bullrich will be tackling security, which according to several polls, is Argentines’ main concern. Bullrich’s naming comes as a surprise to many since she was set to be a key player among Cambiemos deputies, as the first in line on Cambiemos ticket to enter the Chamber of Deputies for the Buenos Aires City in the last elections.
Juan José Aranguren: Energy and Mining Minister
Photo via lapoliticaonline.com
Photo via lapoliticaonline.com

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
Photo via bairesciudad.com
Photo via bairesciudad.com

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
Photo via servesur.com
Photo via servesur.com
Next up, Bergman, who is also a rabbi, will be in charge of making sure your trees grow stronger and greener. He ran for Buenos Aires City Mayor in 2011 representing an independent party, but dropped his bid shortly after to lead the PRO’s deputy list for the City, a seat he currently occupies.
Here are the other ministers:
Gustavo Santos (Tourism), Ricardo Buryaile (Agriculture), Julio Martínez (Defense), Francisco Cabrera (Production), Claudio Avruj (Human Rights), José Cano (Director of Belgrano Plan), Alberto Abad (national tax collection agency – AFIP), Lino Barañao (Science and Technology), Andrés Ibarra (Modernization), Oscar Aguad (Communications Secretary), Miguel de Godoy (AFSCA head).
A few highlights from the mix:
  • 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.