Place of birth: Bogotá, Colombia
Date of birth: September 9, 1961
Lawyer from Universidad de Los Andes, specialized in Administrative Law at Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Studied Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York and pursued Central Banking Studies at the International Monetary Fund.
Member of the Board of Directors of Banco de la República.
Served as Financial Superintendent of Colombia from 2010 until 2017, when he was appointed as Board Member with exclusive dedication to the Central Bank.
Served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and Deputy Executive Governor of Banco de la República from 1994 to 2010.
Acted as Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Security, Head of the Business Development Unit of DNP, and Advisor to the Executive Director for Colombia and Peru before the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation in Washington, D.C.
At the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, he acted as General Administrative Director, Deputy Director of Public Credit, Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Finance, and Counsel in the Legal Department of the General Directorate of Public Credit.
As Financial Superintendent, he was co-director of the Regional Consultative Group for the Americas of the Fund of the Financial Stability Board (FSB - RCGA), member of the Central American Council of Supervisors, member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Banking Supervisors of the Americas (ASBA), Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Institute of Human Values, and representative of Colombia to IOSCO, ASSAL, IAIS, among other international entities.
Participated as a member of the Colombian Negotiating Group and the Group of Legal Experts of the Commercial Treaty with Mexico and Venezuela (G3), of the Colombian delegation negotiating several bilateral investment agreements, and of the Colombian delegation negotiating the Free Trade Agreement with the USA and Canada - Chapters on investment and financial services.
He has taught in the fields of Central Banking and Currency Legislation at Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.