Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was born on October 3, 1938 in Lima, Peru. His father was a German doctor who did missions and research along the coast of Peru.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynzki grew up living among Iquitos, Puno, Cusco, and Lima. The Kuczynski family was not well-off, so all of Pedro Pablo´s education was funded through scholarships. That being said, he managed to attend some impressive schools, including Princeton and Oxford.
He also was very interested in music as a young boy. In Switzerland and England, he took various classes in composition, piano, and flute. He studied politics, philosophy, and economy at Oxford University and got his Master´s degree in public administration at Princeton. Furthermore, he received a PhD at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs when he was just 21 years old.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has had quite a career. He has worked at the World Bank headquarters and the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. He aided in the salvaging of the financial crisis of 1967 and helped in the refinancing of Peru´s debt. He has worked in the United States as Chief of the World Bank Policy Planning Division, served as Energy and Mines Minister under Belaunde, and worked as the Minister of Economy and Finance under Toledo´s government.
Kuczynski has worked as economic advisor and minister of various departments. He also was Peru´s Prime Minister from 2005 to 2006.
Kuczynski previously ran for president in the election of 2011, in which he placed third. He recently triumphed over opponent Keiko Fujimori in this year´s election.