FinMin goes as Ministry is split


Chief of Cabinet, Marcos Peña, announced during the Christmas holidays that Finance Minister Alfonso Prat Gay had been asked to resign his portfolio and that the finance ministry was to be split into two new ministries.

Nicolás Dujovne will become the new minister for the Ministry of Economy and former finance secretary Luis Caputo will become the new finance minister.

Nicolás Dujovne (49) is an economist with a degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and the University of California. He is also a former columnist for the newspaper La Nación.

Luis Caputo (51) also has an economics degree from the University of Buenos Aires and he has been Professor of Economics and Finance at the Catholic University of Argentina. He was Secretary of Finance from December 2015.

Both men took up their appointments on 1st January 2017.

The full press release announcing the appointments (in Spanish) on the presidential website can be found here.

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