Elsa Galarza Contreras

Minister of the Environment, Peru Government

Degree in Economics, Universidad del Pacífico; Master’s in Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University. Has led consulting projects for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Organization for Agriculture and Food (FAO), the Andean Development Corporation (CAF), among others. 2009-10, Vice-Minister of Fisheries, Ministry of Production. 2010, Adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance; Member of the Multisectoral Group responsible for the creation of the Ministry of Environment. Since July 2016, Minister of State in the Environment of Peru. Full Professor, Department of Economics, and Director, Research Centre, Universidad del Pacífico.