Marcos Peña

Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers

Cabinet Minister Chief Marcos Peña is a core advisor of President Macri, and founding member of both the PRO party and governing Cambiemos platform. 

Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Chief, Peña was campaign chief for Mauricio Macri’s 2015 presidential campaign and Secretary General of the City Government of Buenos Aires (2007-2015).

In 2003, he was the youngest ever elected legislator for the City of Buenos Aires, where he chaired the Committee for Education, Science & Technology, prioritizing youth education, employment and participation in the city’s more under-developed southern neighborhoods. 

In 2005, he was re-elected legislator for the newly-created PRO party of Mauricio Macri, heading the PRO candidate list. After Macri won the Buenos Aires mayoral elections in 2007, he left the City Legislature and was appointed Secretary General to the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, where he spearheaded the city’s communications strategy. His responsibilities in the City Government also included international and institutional relations, and religious affairs. 

Prior to his political career, Peña worked at public policy think-tank CIPPEC and pro-transparency and civic participation NGO Poder Ciudadano, drafting policy proposals on state reform and transparency.

Peña is widely known as the chief communications architect and strategist for the national government. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political Sciences & Government from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where he has also taught Political Sciences.