Minister of Innovation
He was born in Argentina in March 1957, he is married and has four children.
Andrés Ibarra was appointed the Minister of National Modernization in December 2015. Previously, he had been serving as the Minister of Modernization for the City of Buenos Aires since 2011, as well as the Secretary of Human Resources for the Ministry of the Treasury. Before that, he served as a Deputy Secretary of Education for the City Government’s Ministry of Education.
Some of his finest work has been during his tenure as General Manager of the Boca Juniors Football Club, Corporate Commercial Director and Marketing Director of the Argentinian Postal “Correo Argentino S.A.,” and Financial, Commercial and Human Resources Director at motorways company “Autopistas del Sol.”
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, he graduated from Stanford University with a postgraduate degree in the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization. He has developed programs as a professor at the Catholic University of Argentina, giving lectures both around the country and abroad. Together with President Mauricio Macri, he authored the books “Pasión y Gestión” and “Buenos Aires para los Argentinos, Ciudad Inteligente que Construye Futuro.” The latter reflects the modernization process of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.