The transitional president Francisco Sagasti, appointed Nuria del Rocío Esparch Fernández as Defense Minister, becoming the first woman to head this portfolio.
The 51-year-old lawyer studied law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and completed a master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Syracuse in New York, United States.
Within his professional profile, his advice on the Vice Ministry of the Interior from August 2003 to February 2004.
In addition, she served as General Secretary in the ministries of Agriculture and Labor and Promotion of Employment between 2001 and 2005. Later, she passed with the same position to the Ministry of Women and Social Development during the government of Alejandro Toledo.
In 2006, she was appointed Vice Minister of Administrative and Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Defence by the president Alan Garcia, a position he held until 2008 under the management of Allan Wagner and Ántero Flores-Áraoz; however, he did not remain in office for long, since in November of the same year he resigned from the vice ministry.
Before ending 2008, she was appointed Executive President of the National Civil Service Authority (SERVIR), a position she held until February 2011.
She was decorated numerous times by the Armed Forces of Peru with the highest distinctions that are given to civilians.
In the last ten years, Esparch Fernandez She has been a speaker on topics related to defense, civil services and human resources in various countries.
Nuria Esparch He is also a member of the Asociación Civil Transparencia, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the quality of democracy and political representation.