Alberto Benavides de la Quintana
- Category : 1920-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (2,34,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 3
Peruvian mining engineer, businessman and politician. In 1945, he married Elsa Ganoza de la Torre, daughter of Edward and Ganoza Ganoza (who was vice president of Peru between 1945 and 1948) and niece of Victor Raul Haya de la Torre. This couple had five children: Blanca, Alberto, Mercedes, and Raul Roque.
His studies were conducted at the former School of Engineers of Peru, today National University of Engineering, graduating in the Promotion 1941. He was awarded a scholarship by the Cerro de Pasco Corporation for an MA in Geology at the University of Harvard and on his return he was hired for that company, where he worked until 1953. That year he founded the Compania de Minas Buenaventura. His fortune, estimated by some at US $ 5,000 million, was estimated at US $ 2,000 million for Forbes magazine, placing it, with his family, in the fifth place of the richest Peru. He was Director of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru between 1977 and 1978, and again in 1992. He died in Lima on 12 February 2014.