Felisa Miceli

Felisa Josefina Miceli ( born September 26, 1952 in Luján, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine bank manager and politician.


After school she studied with Professor Roberto Lavagna Economics at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. During the reign of the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1981 under General Jorge Rafael Videla, she was Director of the Budget of the provinces of Argentina in the Office of the Minister of Economy José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz.

As an activist, she was the political left in the 1980s, at times a member of the Partido de la Liberación (PL). Between 1983 and 1987 she was then a member of the Board of the Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires ( BPBA ). Beginning of the 1990s, she was a consultant of Roberto Lavagna, who was director of ECOLATINA at this time. In May 2002, she appointed the recently appointed Economy Minister Lavagna to the representative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the Central Bank ( Banco Central).

Miceli was followed from 2003 to 2005 president of the state Banco de la Nación Argentina, the largest bank in the country.

On November 25 2005 she was appointed by President Néstor Kirchner as successor of her former high school teacher Roberto Lavagna to the economy minister in his government. In April 2007 she caused because of the intervention affair to dismiss the head of the Institute of Statistics and Census ( Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INEC ). Soon afterwards, however, she joined on 16 July 2007 back even as Minister after investigators found cash in the amount of $ 60,000 in their offices. In a press release, it stated that this negotiated a loan of her brother for a private real estate for sale. Successor as Minister Miguel Gustavo Peirano was. A court in Buenos Aires sentenced Felisa Miceli in December 2012 to a prison term of four years. The sentencing took place in connection with the disappearance of the police Act of Fund money in 2007 due to blackout in a particularly severe case.