Jorge Quiroga was President of Bolivia between 2001 and 2002. He is the leader of the opposition since 2006, and previously was Vice-president and President of Congress (1997-01), Minister of Finance (1992), and Vice-minister of Planning for Public Investment and International Cooperation (1990-92). In the private sector, he has worked as Vice-president, board member and shareholder of a private bank in La Paz (1993-97).
He is currently active in the private sector and in many international organizations. He is a board member of Freedom House (USA), Humanitas 360 (Brazil), the Library of Alexandria (Egypt), and Results for Development (USA). He is also a member of Club de Madrid, the Interamerican Dialogue, the Foro Iberoamérica, the Iniciativa Democrática de España y las Américas, and presided over the Bolivian public policy foundation FUNDEMOS, among many others.
Jorge Quiroga holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from St. Edwards’s University, also in Texas, USA.