Juan José Echavarría - Governor


Place of Birth: Medellín, Antioquia

Date of Birth: December 16, 1951

Profession: Administration Engineer





  • D.Phil in Economics, Oxford University, 1994.
  • Master's Degree in Economics, Boston University, 1976.
  • Special Student at the Program of Business - Economics, Harvard University, 1975.
  • Engineer, Administration Engineering, Escuela de Minas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, 1973.


Work Experience:


  • Governor. Banco de la República, to date
  • Professor at Universidad del Rosario, 2016
  • Director of the Mission for the Restructuring of Coffee in Colombia, as Economic Adviser for Fundación Buen Gobierno, 2014.
  • Program Director of Juan Manuel Santos’ Presidential Campaign, 2014.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Banco de la República, 2003-2013.
  • Executive Director at Fedesarrollo, 1998-2003.
  • International Trade consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS); Researcher at Fedesarrollo, 1998.
  • International Trade consultant at the Organization of American States (OAS), 1997.
  • Minister Plenipotentiary of the Colombian Mission to the OAS (support and advice to the Secretary General and to the Trade Unit in the fields of trade and integration), 1994-1996.
  • Deputy Foreign Trade Minister of Colombia and Chief Negotiator of trade agreements, 1993-1994.
  • Director of Economic Research, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros, 1991-1993.
  • Deputy Director and Director (in charge) at Fedesarrollo, 1989-1990.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and Manager of the Publishing Company at the university, 1984-1985.
  • Researcher at Fedesarrollo, 1977-1983.

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