María Eugenia Vidal

Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires

María Eugenia Vidal was elected Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires in October 2015, and is the first women governor of this the country’s largest province, with a population of nearly 17 million.

Prior to being elected Governor, Vidal was the Deputy Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires (2011-2015), for the second mandate of Mauricio Macri, then Mayor of Buenos Aires.

From 2008-2011 she served as Minister for Social Development for the City of Buenos Aires. Prior to that she was a city lawmaker, elected in 2003, where she chaired the Committee on Women, Childhood, Adolescence and Youth until 2008.

Prior to embarking on a political career, Vidal worked for the public policy foundation Fundación Grupo Sophia, as Director of the Practice on Social Development & Equality.

Vidal has a degree in Political Sciences from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA).