Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Mayor of Buenos Aires
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta has been Mayor of Buenos Aires since December 2015. He previously served as Cabinet Chief for Mayor Mauricio Macri, now Argentina’s president. As mayor, Rodríguez Larreta has put early education, health and public transport at the heart of his agenda. He is adding several more corridors to the Metrobus bus rapid transit system, to better connect the city’s outlying suburbs, will build 30 more early childhood centers to add to the 60 that have been set up over the last 6 years to ofer early learning activities and provide nutritional support for young children from low-income families, and ensure that every citizen is just 15 minutes away on public transport from free healthcare centers and hospitals.
As cabinet chief to the mayor (2007-2015), Rodríguez Larreta was primarily responsible for overseeing public works and improving the city’s financial administration. He became a famous face in the city during this period, known for devoting several hours a day to touring neighborhoods, reviewing public works and spending time listening to citizens’ needs.
Rodríguez Larreta has an economics degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard. He started his career as a finance analyst at ESSO, and then worked in several government ministries and agencies. He served as Director of the social insurance agency ANSES, Undersecretary for Social Policy in the city’s Social Development Ministry, and took charge of the public health insurance agency PAMI, where he was credited for improving the financial structure of the organization.
In the 1990s Rodríguez Larreta founded Grupo Sophia, a non-for-profit training organization for young people looking to work in public administration.
Rodríguez Larreta is married and has three daughters. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1965.