Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was born in Lima on October 3, 1938. He is the son of immigrants who, due to social vocation, decided to settle in Peru. His father, MaximeKuczynski was a German physician, and his mother, Madeleine Godard has taught in public schools.
During his childhood he lived in Iquitos and Puno. He attended college in Peru and England. He knows very well Spanish, English, French and German.
He earned a scholarship to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (UK). Later, he attended postgraduate courses at Woodrow Wilson School of Economics and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (USA).
After graduation, he began working at the World Bank, becoming the youngest employee of the entity. In addition, he is a former official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), among other public and private institutions in the country and abroad.
In the Peruvian State he has held the following positions: director of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (1966), Minister of Energy and Mines (1980-1982), Minister of Economy and Finance (2001-2002) and (2004-2005) as Chairman of the Council of Ministers (2005-2006).
He wrote numerous books and articles in economics, regarding the Peruvian and Latin American context.
He was elected President of Peru in June 2016 and took the oath on July 28, 2016.