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Mónica de Greiff, executive president Bogota Chamber of Commerce

Mónica de Greiff is an attorney from the Rosario University, who has held important positions both in the private as well as in the public sectors. Prior to his current position, she worked for four years as manager for the Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB), Bogota’s electrical power company, during which time the company showed sustained growth and carried out an internationalization process in the gas industry in Perú and Guatemala.

Some other important positions she has held include Minister of Justice and Bogota Secretary of Economic Development.


Marco Llinás, vicepresident Competitiveness and Shared Value 

Marco Llinás have a Master degree in Economics at the Andes University in Colombia, also, have a master in public administration in international development at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He was the Vice president at the Colombian Private Council on Competitiveness, as the main proponent of the definition and implementation of the Colombia’s National Competitiveness Policy, including the following areas: modern industrial policy; science, technology, and innovation; cluster development; education; labor market; tax policy; financial markets; information and communication technologies; infrastructure, transport and logistics; trade policy; energy policy; corruption; among others. Also Mr. Llinas led the Colombia´s Cluster Network.

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Jorge Ramírez Vallejo, consultant at BCC

He currently serves as member of the Harvard Business School faculty at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of Professor Michael E. Porter. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Management of the University of the Andes in the areas of strategy and competitiveness. He was founder and director of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the University of the Andes, and teaches business strategy and competitiveness in the MBA, EMBA and PhD programs at the University of Los Andes, and is instructor of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness course at the Harvard Business School.

Juan David Castaño

Juan David Castaño, director of the Cluster Development Program

Juan David Castaño is an economist at the Externado de Colombia University with Master in Social studies, labor and development at the Sorbonne University (Paris – France). He is currently Director of Cluster development program at BCC, where he leads the strategic direction of 13 Clusters initiatives, contributing to build a more prosperous and sustainable Bogoa – Region.

He previously served as Chief Planning Office in Findeter and advisor at the Environment, Housing and Territorial Development Ministry.