Gabriela Núñez

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Person.png Gabriela Núñez  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Gabriela Núñez.png
BornOctober 25, 1962
NationalityHonduran
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Honduras, University of New York at Albany
ParentsAmado H. Nuñez
SpouseJuan Carlos Reyes
Member ofWEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2000
PartyLiberal Party of Honduras
WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2000. Presidential candidate several times. Minister of Finance in the US-backed coup government that ousted President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.

Employment.png Honduras/Minister/Finance

In office
June 28, 2009 - January 27, 2010

Employment.png President of the Central Bank of Honduras

In office
January 27, 2006 - January 27, 2008

Gabriela Núñez Ennabe is a Honduran politician who has been a deputy, a candidate for the presidency, Secretary of Finance, Minister and President of the Central Bank of Honduras. She has also been an independent international consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and various corporations in Central America.

She was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000. She was Minister of Finance in the US-backed coup government that ousted President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.

Early Life

Núñez is the daughter of the lawyer Amado H. Núñez, who was Minister of Labor three times,​ and Salpie Ennabe. Since 1992 she has been married to the economist Juan Carlos Reyes, with whom she has 4 children.

She graduated as Commercial Expert and Public Accountant at the Tegucigalpa Institute. She obtained a degree with academic excellence in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in 1984 and received a scholarship from the Fulbright Program that allowed her to pursue a master's degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Albany in 1988.[1]

From 1985 to 1994 she was an analyst at the Department of Economic Studies of the Central Bank of Honduras; from 1993 to 1995, Technical Secretary of the Economic Policy Analysis Unit (UDAPE); from 95 to 96, Vice Minister of Finance; From 1996 to 1998, she represented Honduras in the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank, before the Multilateral Investment Fund and before the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

From 1998 to 2002 she was Minister of Finance. From 2002 to 2004 she was a member of the Association of Banking Institutions of Honduras. She was also a proprietary governor for Honduras before the IMF, World Bank, IADB and CABEI, a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and Vice President of Corporate Affairs of a major national bank. She was also a professor at UNAH (1984-2000) and also at the Central American Technological University in the areas of mathematics, economics and finance.[2]

In 1999 she was one of the 50 people chosen by Time Magazine and CNN in their list of "Latin American Leaders for the new millennium".[3]

Political career

In 2005, Núñez was a presidential candidate for the Liberal Party of Honduras with the "New Majority Movement",[4] losing the internal elections against Manuel Zelaya, who won the presidency and appointed her in 2006 as president of the Central Bank of Honduras. Zelaya dismissed her in January 2008, unjustifiably according to the verdict in a lawsuit filed by Gabriela Núñez with the State of Honduras.

President Zelaya was deposed in a US-backed coup in June 2009; then the new interim President, Roberto Micheletti, appointed Gabriela Minister of Finance. From 2010 to 2011 she was an independent consultant for the World Bank and the IDB, and has also been a financial advisor to several corporations in Central America.

In the general elections of 2013 she was elected deputy for the Liberal Party for the period 2014-2018, becoming head of her party's caucus in the National Congress. In September 2016 she announced that she would run as a presidential candidate in the same party.

In the party-internal elections of 2017, Núñez obtained 199,646 votes (32.97% of the total), coming in second place behind the engineer and former university president Luis Zelaya (56.88%). Subsequently, Gabriela abandoned the campaign of the then official candidate of the Liberal Party, due to statements made by him against her person.[5]



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