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Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers west of the mainland.


Our standard dataset contains 1,094 entities connected with Ecuador. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Ecuador. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 456 entities identified as PEPs connected with Ecuador.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Economic & Social Inclusion1--
Minister of Economy & Finance1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Energy & Mines1--
Minister of Environment1--
Minister of Foreign Relations & Integration1--
Minister of Foreign Trade, Investment, & Fisheries1--
Minister of Government1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Labor11-
Minister of National Defence115-
Minister of Public Health1--
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of Telecommunication & Information1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transportation & Public Works1--
Minister of Urban Development & Housing1--
Minister of Women and Human Rights1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-146-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Ecuador--1
ambassador of Ecuador to Hungary--1
ambassador of France to Ecuador-22
ambassador of Hungary to Ecuador--1
ambassador of Israel to Ecuador--1
Ambassador of Turkey to Ecuador--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
National Assembly Deputy-5159
Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador-359
Minister of Finance-178
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador-132
Vice President of Ecuador-72
First Ladies and Gentlemen of Ecuador-25
President of Ecuador-51
Minister of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador-4-
President of the National Assembly of Ecuador-4-
Mayor of Quito-21
Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador-3-
Minister of Government of Ecuador-3-
Minister of the Interior of Ecuador-3-
Ecuadorian Secretary of Human Rights-2-
Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion of Ecuador-2-
Minister of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador-2-
Prefecto del Guayas-11
Attorney General1--
Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control-1-
Gobernador del Guayas--1
Minister of Sport of Ecuador-1-
Prefect of Esmeraldas--1
Prefecto de Pichincha--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...