Jorge Capitanich

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Jorge Milton Capitanich (Born November 28, 1964) is an Argentine accountant and politician. Since December 10, 2019, he has been the governor of the province of Chaco, a position he had previously held in the periods 2007-2011 and 2011-2015.

Jorge Capitanich
Governor of Chaco
Assumed office
10 December 2019
Vice GovernorAnalía Rach Quiroga
Preceded byDomingo Peppo
Succeeded byLeandro Zdero (Elected)
In office
10 December 2007 – 10 December 2015
On leave: 20 November 2013 – 27 February 2015
Vice GovernorJuan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff
Preceded byRoy Nikisch
Succeeded byDomingo Peppo
Mayor of Resistencia
In office
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
Preceded byAída Ayala
Succeeded byGustavo Martínez
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
In office
20 November 2013 – 26 February 2015
PresidentCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded byJuan Manuel Abal Medina
Succeeded byAníbal Fernández
In office
2 January 2002 – 3 May 2002
PresidentEduardo Duhalde
Preceded byAntonio Cafiero
Succeeded byAlfredo Atanasof
National Senator
In office
10 December 2001 – 10 December 2007
Minister of Economy, Social Development, Labour and Health
In office
21 December 2001 – 23 December 2007
PresidentRamón Puerta
Preceded byDomingo Cavallo (as Minister of Economy)
Succeeded byRodolfo Frigeri (as Secretary of the Treasury)
Personal details
Born (1964-11-28) 28 November 1964 (age 59)
Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist Party
Alma materNational University of the Northeast
University of Belgrano
University of San Andrés

He was mayor of the City of Resistencia between 2015 and 2019, national senator for the period 2001-2007 and head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Argentine Nation between January and May 2002 and from November 20, 2013 until February 27, 2015, the period in which he was on leave from his position as governor. Since 2007 he is also president of Club Atlético Sarmiento.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Capitanich (originally Kapitanić) descends from the first Montenegrins who settled in Chaco and created Colonia La Montenegrina, the biggest Montenegrin colony in South America. He was born in Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, the son of Daniel Capitanich and Mirca Popovich, who owned a small farm.[1] The family hails from Banjani.[2]

He attended the National University of the Northeast, graduating with a degree in accountancy in 1988. He earned a post-graduate degree in public administration from the University of Belgrano in 1991, and taught in his discipline. In 1999 he obtained a master's degree in Economics and Political Science at the School of Economics and Business Administration.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ARGENTINA, CHACO: ¿QUIEN ES JORGE MILTON CAPITANICH POPOVICH?". Bajando Lineas. Jun 25, 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  2. "Metropolitan Amfilohije meets with Jorge Capitanich, Governor of the province of Chaco". SPC. Archived from the original on 2021-12-05. Retrieved 2023-07-12.
  3. "Bendición presidencial para Capitanich: triple mal trago para Gildo Insfrán". Misiones para Todos. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2023-07-12.