Gustavo Santos has a Literature degree from the National University of Córdoba, Master in Business Administration by Catholic University of Córdoba (UNC), Public Tourism Management Course and a Master in State Policies (UNC and Georgetown University).
Mr. Santos had a long career in Córdoba (1985 to 2007). He was President of the Tourism Agency of Córdoba (2007 – 2015), member of INPROTUR Board and Vice President of the Federal Tourism Council.
On December 2015, Mr. Santos assumed as Minister of Tourism.
Mr. Santos served as Chairman of the UNWTO Program and Budget Committee (2016 – 2017), President (2018) and Vice President (2019) of the Executive Council and Vice President of the 23° General Assembly (2019).
Mr. Santos has been awarded as Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (France - 1995), the OLLANTAY Award (Venezuela - 1991), the Popular Arts Award for Cultural Promotion and UNC Gender Poetry Award (1979). He was named as Knight and he received the Grand Cross of the Order of the Camino de Santiago (2017) and the Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cruzeiro (Brazil - 2018).