Gabriela Michetti

Gabriela Michetti was born on May 28th, 1965, in Laprida, a small town in Buenos Aires province. She entered politics along the 2001 crisis, always accompanying Mauricio Macri, a mentor and great friend. She graduated in Political Sciences and International Affairs at Del Salvador University. Also, she was awarded Medal of Honor in the Master’s in Business Management and Integration (UCES). In 1994, aged 29 years old, she was in a car crash that resulted in a spinal cord injury. Since then, she has been in a wheelchair. After the accident, however, she resumed her work even more tirelessly. She was advisor to the Undersecretariats of Foreign Trade and Industry and later held technical positions in the National Ministry of Economy. When she was 36 years old, she was appointed Director in charge of International Commercial Negotiations and a few years later, Component Coordinator of the Strengthening of Trade Policy Project. During the 2001 crisis, she decided to actively participate in politics and was involved in the creation of the political party led by Mauricio Macri. She run as first candidate for city policymaker in Buenos Aires City, and became chair of the block. Between 2003 and 2007, she was a city lawmaker for the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and succeeded in the enactment of significant legislation for further transparency and justice, such as the Purchase and Hiring Act, and the amendment to Access to Information acts. In 2007, she was elected Deputy Mayor of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires by PRO, becoming the first female Deputy Mayor to hold executive office. Between 2009 and 2013, she was a Congresswoman representing Buenos Aires City. She was Chair of Mercosur Committee and Deputy Chair of the Social Action & Public Health Committee. Between 2013 and 2015 she was a Senator for Buenos Aires City and chaired the block for PRO. Between December 2015 and December 2019, she was Vice President of the Argentine Republic, and from her position, she was Chair of the Senate and accompanied the executive functions of the President. Amongst her most outstanding actions, the creation of the National Disability Agency, the valuing of the craft industry, and over forty trips in official visits heading the economic and State mission in the leading countries around the world stand out. Today, Gabriela is one of the women with the largest track-record and more elective office held in the history of Argentine politics; she is 56 years old, has a 28-year-old son, and since December 2019 she has been considered a national and international referent for consultation by political leader, organisations and referents from the private sector.