Minister of Modernization
Prior to being appointed the first Argentine Minister of Modernization, in charge of a new national Modernization Ministry, Andrés Ibarra held the same position in the City Government of Buenos Aires.
Here he was credited with improving internal public systems and processes, publishing information and data to allow for stronger civic participation in policy development, and incorporating new technologies in public administration and employee training. His administration placed strong emphasis on human capital and on initiatives to develop Buenos Aires into a Smart City. His priorities as Modernization Minister for the national government are to develop similar best practices and efficiencies on a national level.
Prior to his role as city Minister, he worked in the City Government as Secretary for Human Resources at the Finance Ministry and as Undersecretary for Financial and Resource Management at the Education Ministry. Before that, he was General Manager for the soccer club Boca Juniors, Commercial Director and Marketing Director of the Argentine Postal Service Correo Argentino S.A., and Finance, Commercial and Human Resources Director of Autopistas del Sol.
Ibarra has an Economics Degree from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) and undertook a Postgraduate Degree at Stanford University in the Executive Program on Strategy and Organization. He has taught at UCA and at several academic institutions abroad.