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Organizing Committee

Mónica de Greiff, president Bogota Chamber of Commerce

Presidenta Mónica de Greiff

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 her 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 Vargas, vicepresident Competitiviness and Shared Valued

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Marco Llinás has a Masters degree in Economics from the Andes University in Colombia, and also a Masters degree 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 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. Mr. Llinás also led Colombia’s Cluster Network.

Jorge Ramírez Vallejo, consultant at BCC

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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 Alzate, director of the Cluster Development Program

Juan David Castaño

Juan David Castaño is an economist from the Externado de Colombia University with a Masters degree in Social Studies, Labor and Development from the Sorbonne University(Paris– France). He is currently Director of Cluster development program at BCC, where he leads the strategic direction of 16 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.