The President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, chose the economist Carlos Oliva as the new head of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, replacing the outgoing minister David Tuesta.
Vizcarra swore Oliva into office yesterday afternoon and he hopes that the new minister will do his best for the growth of the Peruvian nation.
“With more than 24 years of professional experience, Oliva is an economist from Universidad del Pacífico, with a master’s degree in economics from Georgetown University”, said yesterday NTN24.
The new minister also has experience in public positions, such as the management of Banco de la Nación, and vice-minister of finance in the government of former president Ollanta Humala, from 2011 to 2015.
Oliva also served as the director of the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) in 2015 and 2016.
David Tuesta resigned earlier this week after a situation related to fuel taxes, which eventually led to him stepping out less than two months after having been sworn into office.