María Victoria Angulo

Minister Angulo is a social economist with a Masters degrees in Economic Development and Applied Economic Analysis and over 20 years’ experience in social politics with an emphasis in education.  She has worked in the Colombian public sector as adviser to the Director of Economic Studies at the National Planning Department; she was previously an adviser and Deputy Director of Sector Development at Bogotá’s District Department of Finance, as well as a Deputy Director of Management Support for Higher Education Institutions, and Director of Promotion of Higher Education, both at the Ministry of Education.

Between 2011 and 2015, Minister Angulo was Executive Director of Fundación Empresarios por la Educación (The Entrepreneurs for Education Foundation), where she worked to improve the quality of public education. In 2016, the Mayor of Bogotá appointed her as the District Secretary of Education, a position from which she led the Ruta Integral de Atención a la Primera Infancia (an holistic national program aimed at ensuring the social, human and material conditions of young children allow access to education).

Minister Angulo has also taught at Universidad Javeriana, Universidad del Rosario, Universidad de los Andes and Escuela Superior de Administración Pública.  She was appointed Minister of Education in 2018. In a reflection of the role she plays in the country’s education sector, she was designated Vice President of UNESCO’s SDG Education 2030 Committee for the period 2018-2022.