Horacio Rodríguez Larreta was born on October 29 1965 in the City of Buenos Aires and became mayor of the city in 2015, winning a second term in 2019.
Having graduated with a degree in economics at the University of Buenos Aires in 1988, Mayor Rodriguez Larreta went on to obtain a Master in Business Administration in Harvard Business School.
In 1993, he started the foundation “Grupo Sophia”, an NGO comprised of young people with the intention to take on public responsibilities. In fact, important Argentinean politicians used to be part of this NGO, such as the Former Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal, the Former Minister of Social Development, Carolina Stanley and the Former Minister of Education, Esteban Bullrich, among many others who left their mark.
In 2002, he started to actively participate in politics with Mauricio Macri, with whom he founded the political party “Compromiso para el Cambio” in 2003. It was renamed “Propuesta Republicana” (PRO) in 2005.
That same year, when Mauricio Macri was elected as deputy, he was the General Director of the PRO electoral campaign. He maintained this role when Macri was elected Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires in 2007, and when he was reelected in 2011.
While Mauricio Macri was Mayor, Horacio worked alongside him as Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the City of Buenos Aires. He took up the important task of coordinating teams, putting a special focus on building closeness with the neighbours of the city, maintaining the efficiency of the administration and its public work, in order to achieve a better quality of life for everyone in the city.
In June 2015, he was elected as the new Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires with 53% of the votes. He was reelected in 2019 with 55.90% of the votes, becoming the first Mayor in the history of the city to win the election in the first round. As Mayor, one of the values he most strives towards is that of listening to neighbours. This is why he holds weekly meetings in different neighbourhoods, where each neighbour can bring proposals, claims and their different points of view of life in the city.
Horacio is an unconditional fan of his dear Racing Club. In fact, back in the 1970s, his father used to be President of this famous football club.