Minister of Education and Sports
Esteban José Bullrich has been Minister of Education & Sports since December 2015. Prior to that appointment, he served as Education Minister in the City Government of Buenos Aires (2010-2015), where he was instrumental in driving public policies on early child development, vocational and technical training, technology in education as well as quality assessment in education.
His major achievements in the city include the launching of the Plan Sarmiento, an initiative that assigned netbooks to teachers and students at all city primary schools. He also created the first Institute for Quality and Equality in Educational Assessments.
As Education & Sports Minister for Argentina, and with a focus on early education, Bullrich has developed an ambitious plan for establishing 3,000 new kindergartens across the country, to coincide with new legislation that will the lower compulsory education from the age of 4 to the age of 3.
Before working in the city and national governments, Bullrich served as an elected member of the National House of Representatives (2005-2007). In 2007, he took leave to become the interim Minister for Social Development in the City Government. In 2009 was again elected as a member of the House of Representatives, where he was outspoken on anti-government corruption and improving Argentine public education.
Bullrich was born and raised in the city of Buenos Aires. He has a degree in Systems & Computing at CAECE University and a Master’s in Business Administration at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA).