General (ret.) Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta sworn in as Defense Minister of Peru

August 17, 2020
Luis Chavez Cresta

SRC 2008-2010-2011, SDP 2008, ADP 2009, MSD 2017, RTNT 2017

On August 6, 2020, General (ret.) Jorge Chávez Cresta was sworn in as the new Defense Minister in a ceremony led by His Excellency Martín Vizcarra, President of the Republic of Peru at the Government Palace. GEN (ret.) Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta had been serving as head of the National Institute of Civil Defense. The new Defense Minister is a general officer of the Peruvian Army and has a professional degree in Engineering and Architecture, a doctorate in Government and Public Policy from the Institute of Government and Public Management of the University of San Martín de Porres. He also holds a Masters of Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. He has studied Senior Management at the Universidad del Pacífico and at the Universidad de Piura, as well as Human Resources at the Escuela Superior de Administración de Negocios. In addition, he studied Disaster Risk Management at the Peruvian National Institute for Civil Defense, Spain’s Military Emergencies Unit and the West Virginia National Guard in the United States. He is also a graduate of several courses in Strategy and Defense Policy at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.

GEN (ret.) Jorge Chávez Cresta has been director general of Policy and Strategy at the Ministry of Defense, and was executive coordinator of the National Emergency Operations Center, during the 2017 El Niño coastal emergency. The WJPC congratulates GEN (ret.) Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta and wishes a successful term for the benefit of his country and the region.