entrepreneur profiles: Pilar Nores de Garcia
Pilar Nores de Garcia was born and raised in Argentina where she studied economics at Cordoba National University. She is currently pursuing her Masters in social & economic development. She became a Peruvian citizen when she married Alan Garcia, the current and former president of Peru. They met when he was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris and have four children. Garcia was the youngest president in Latin America history at age 36 when he first served from 1985-90. In 1992, she and her family were forced into exile because of a coup by the military that took place under the direction of the then Peruvian president, Alberto Fujimori, and fled to Colombia and then France. They returned to Peru in 2001 following Fujimori’s resignation from the presidency. Her husband began a second five-year term as president in 2006. During both terms as First Lady, she has dedicated herself to help neglected children as well as working with mothers through soup kitchens and mother’s clubs.
The First Lady has a rich family legacy of leadership. Her great-grandfather founded the newspaper “The Principles.” Both her grandfather and father served as president of the University of Cordoba in Argentina, one of the most prestigious universities in South America. Her father was also governor of Cordoba, Argentina