BUENOS AIRES – Economist Maria Delfina Rossi, 26, has been appointed president of the state-owned Banco de la Nacion Argentina, the country’s largest financial institution.
The appointment of Rossi, daughter of Defense Minister Agustin Rossi, was published Wednesday in the official gazette.
Born in the city of Rosario, Rossi lived for more than 10 years in Barcelona, where she obtained her degree in economics and became involved in Spanish and European politics.
Last year she made an unsuccessful bid for a Spanish seat in the European Parliament as a candidate of the leftist ICV-EUiA.
“Feminist, ecologist and of the Left. Born in Argentina, politicized in Barcelona,” is how Rossi describes herself on her Twitter account.
The executive order naming Rossi as head of the bank was signed by President Cristina Fernandez, Cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez (no relation to the president) and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof.
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