Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso was born on June 27, 1962, is married to Nadine Heredia and they have two girls (Illary and Naira) and a boy (Samin). He is the third of seven children of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Humala Tasso Elena.
Before joining the Army Officer School in 1979, he studied Animal Science at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. In the Army chose the artillery, by his identification with the national hero Colonel Francisco Bolognesi. In 2001, he studied for a Masters at the School of the National Center for Higher Studies (CAEN) on National Defence and in 2002 successfully completes his Masters in Political Science at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.
It was military attaché in France, where he started his Doctorate at the Centre for Advanced Studies for Latin America. In 2005, with his wife Nadine Heredia Alarcón, he founded the Peruvian Nationalist Party. In June 2011, he was elected Constitutional President of the Republic, swearing office on July 28, 2011