Rogelio Frigerio

Minister of the Interior, Public Works and Housing

Prior to his appointment in December 2015 as Minister for the Interior, Public Works & Housing, Rogelio Frigerio was President of the Banco Ciudad (2013-2015), and a city lawmaker (2011-2013) where he chaired the City Legislature’s Committee on Budgets, Housing, Finance Administration & Tax Policy. 

Frigerio has had an extensive career in both public and private sectors. In the public sector, he was Secretary for Economic Programs under Economy Minister Roque Pérez in the late 1990s, representing Argentina at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and in the High-Level Working Group Macroeconomic Policies for MERCOSUR. 

In the private sphere, Frigerio founded the consultancy Economía & Regiones which he ran until 2011. He has also been also President of the Foundation for Studies on Economic & Regional Development in Argentina (FEDERAR), consultant for the United Nations and for the Inter-American Development Bank (IABD), Counsellor at the OKITA Foundation and Co-founder and President of the Argentine Evaluation Association. 

He has also worked as a professor of economics specializing in economic development and planning at several universities, including the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the University of El Salvador, the Carlos III University (Madrid), the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) and the University of Business and Social Sciences (UCES).

Frigerio studied Economics at the University of Buenos Aires. He is the grandson of Argentine economist, journalist and politician Rogelio Julio Frigerio, who worked with former President Arturo Frondizi. His father was the founder of Developmentalism Theory (“Desarrollismo”).