Carlos Iturralde Ballivián, former Foreign Minister of Bolivia, died this Monday at the age of 80. The news was confirmed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Bolivia (SDSN Bolivia), where the businessman was President of the Advisory and Executive Committee.
Iturralde was born in La Paz in 1941 and had a long political career in the Nationalist Democratic Action (ADN). He was Minister for Industry and Trade and the Presidency. He was also Federal Chancellor in 1989 and 1992.
He was President of the Industrial Bank and the Bolivian Confederation of Private Entrepreneurs and Director of the Board of Directors of the Bolivian Private University (UPB). He was also the Bolivian Ambassador to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and the United States.
Before the news, Carlos Mesa and Samuel Doria expressed their condolences on their social networks.
“The death of Carlos Iturralde, prominent business leader, politician and former RREE minister, is a loss for the country. My solidarity with his family and my best memories of his personal quality,” said the CC chief.
“I regret the death of Carlos Iturralde Ballivián, a prominent diplomat, business leader, businessman and promoter of development. My condolences to his family,” said Doria.