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H.E. Jorge Fernando Quiroga

Former President, Plurinational State of Bolivia

Jorge Quiroga is a former President of Bolivia. He held the position of Leader of Opposition in 2006-2010, Woodrow Wilson Scholar in 2002-2003, president of Bolivia in 2001-2002, vice president and president of Congress in 1997-2001, minister of finance in 1992 and Vice Minister of Planning for Public Investment and International Cooperation in 1990-1992. In the private sector, he has worked as vice president, board member and shareholder of a large private bank in La Paz (1993-1997); with Mintec in the mining sector in Bolivia (1989-1990); as a systems engineer with IBM in Texas (1981-1988); as a university calculus teaching assistant (1980-1981); and several others.

Jorge Fernando Quiroga Ramírez is the former President of Bolivia, having been previously elected Vice President in 1997, the youngest person to have ever held the office. Mr. Quiroga has also been Bolivian Minister of Finance and Under-Secretary of Public Investment and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Planning.

Born in Cochabamba in 1960, he received his bachelors degree in industrial engineering summa cum laude from Texas A&M University and MBA from St. Edward’s University. He is the recipient of the World Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum, and he has served as Governor for the World Bank, Andean Development Corporation, International Finance Corporation and the International Monetary Fund.