Gabriela Michetti

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Vice President of Argentina since December 2015, Gabriela Michetti is a former Senator (2013-2015) and Congresswomen (2009-2013) for the PRO party, serving under the leadership of then Mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri.

Michetti decided to enter politics after the economic and social crisis of 2001. She first became a city lawmaker for Macri's ‘Compromiso por el Cambio’ party and, from 2003 onwards, led the party block in the City Legislature until she was appointed Deputy Mayor of Buenos Aires in 2007. As city lawmaker, she championed various access to information, purchasing, tendering and contracting laws to improve equality and transparency.

From 2007, Michetti was the first Deputy Mayor to assume executive functions, responsible for a series of city community planning and housing initiatives, and heading up COPIDIS, the city’s disabilities association.

As Congresswomen, Michetti was Deputy Chair of the Social Action & Public Health Committee, and member of the Committees on Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME), and Housing & Urban Planning.

Michetti began her career working in the private sector as an international trade specialist. She became an advisor to the government’s International Trade Department, and served as Director for International Trade Negotiations and later Coordinator for the Strengthening Trade Policy initiative in the Ministry of the Economy.

Michetti graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations, and has a Master's in Business Management & Integration.