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Guillermo Ferraro

Guillermo Ferraro
Minister of Infrastructure
In office
10 December 2023[1] – 5 March 2024
PresidentJavier Milei
Personal details
Born12 July 1955[2]
Buenos Aires, Argentina[3]
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires[4]

Guillermo José Ferraro (born 12 July 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina[2][3]) is an Argentine accountant, businessperson, and politician who was appointed Minister of Infrastructure on 10 December 2023 by President Javier Milei.[1][2][4] On 27 January 2024, Milei stated that Ferraro would be presenting his resignation within the next few days.[5] Ferraro's resignation was officially accepted by the government on 5 March 2024.[6]

Ferraro had previously served as a director of accounting firm KPMG Argentina until 2023.[4] He had also served as an undersecretary in Eduardo Duhalde's government from 2002 to 2003, during Duhalde's interim presidency of Argentina.[7][2][3]

Early life and education

Guillermo José Ferraro was born on 12 July 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[2][3]

Ferraro attended the University of Buenos Aires, from where he graduated with a degree in business administration, a doctorate in economics, and a post-graduate degree in systems engineering.[4][3]

Career

From 1988 to 1991, Ferraro served in the administration of Antonio Cafiero, the Justicialist governor of the province of Buenos Aires, as an undersecretary of infrastructure and telecommunications.[7][2][4]

Between 1997 and 2001, Ferraro was the president of Coordinación Ecológica Área Metropolitana Sociedad del Estado [es] (CEAMSE), the government-owned company that handles the municipal solid waste of both the city and the province of Buenos Aires.[8][9][4][3]

From 2002 to 2003, when Eduardo Duhalde was the acting president of Argentina, Ferraro served as an undersecretary of industry in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Mining.[7][2]

Ferraro also worked at the accounting firm KPMG Argentina for 14 years, where he served as a director until 2023.[2][4][3][10]

On 10 December 2023, Ferraro was appointed by President Javier Milei to head the newly created Ministry of Infrastructure.[1][11][7][2][4] Amongst other things, Ferraro was tasked with privatizing many entities owned by the state, such as Ferrocarriles Argentinos, the state-owned company that manages the Argentine railway network.[12][3]

On 25 January 2024, it was reported that Milei has requested Ferraro's resignation.[10] Milei confirmed on 27 January that Ferraro would be submitting his resignation shortly.[5] Both the Buenos Aires Herald and Perfil reported that multiple sources stated that Ferraro was pressured to resign due to allegedly leaking details of a government meeting.[13][4] Foreign minister Diana Mondino said that it was likely Milei would merge the Ministry of Infrastructure into the Ministry of Economy.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c "BOLETIN OFICIAL REPUBLICA ARGENTINA - MINISTERIO DE INFRAESTRUCTURA - Decreto 10/2023".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "¿Quién es Guillermo Ferraro? - Chequeado".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Con Ferraro a la cabeza, Infraestructura abarcará Obras Públicas, Transporte y Comunicaciones".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Quién es Guillermo Ferraro, el ministro que Milei echó tras acusarlo de filtrar información".
  5. ^ a b "Milei's office confirms resignation, closing of Infrastructure Ministry | Buenos Aires Times".
  6. ^ "BOLETIN OFICIAL REPUBLICA ARGENTINA - MINISTERIO DE INFRAESTRUCTURA - Decreto 216/2024". www.boletinoficial.gob.ar. Retrieved 8 March 2024.
  7. ^ a b c d "Businessman Guillermo Ferraro says he will be Milei's infrastructure minister".
  8. ^ "Buenos Aires Times | Buenos Aires landfill leads Latin America in turning methane into power".
  9. ^ "Waste pickers in Argentina transform survival into livelihoods - Taipei Times".
  10. ^ a b "Quién es Guillermo Ferraro, el ministro de infraestructura que echó Javier Milei".
  11. ^ "BOLETIN OFICIAL REPUBLICA ARGENTINA - LEY DE MINISTERIOS - Decreto 8/2023".
  12. ^ "Milei government intends to privatise railways, confirms minister | Buenos Aires Times".
  13. ^ a b "Infrastructure Minister Ferraro fired over alleged Milei comment leaks, press report".
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