Alejandro Figueroa Jamarillo

Born:  September 20, 1941, Medellin, Colombia
Married: 2 Children

EDUCATION        Studies of Civil Engineering at Facultad Nacional de Minas de Medellín, 1964.

            Studies of Economics at Escuela de Graduados de Economía, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia. Aug, 67 - May, 68.

DEGREES            Civil Engineer, Facultad Nacional de Minas de Medellín. Medellín,  Antioquia (Colombia), 1964.
            Master in Economics, Harvard University Graduate School of Economics. Cambridge, MASS, February, 1971.
            Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Harvard University Graduate School of Economics. Cambridge, MASS, 1971.     
EXPERIENCE
Aug. 1988   -  Present    PRESIDENT OF BANCO DE BOGOTA.
            
            Mr. Figueroa has been an Executive at Banco de Bogotá since July 1973.  He has occupied various senior positions such as Assistant to President, Vicepresident of Finance, Executive Vice President. In August 1988 he was appointed President of Banco de Bogotá.
Sep. 1973  -  Dec. 1977    ALMACENES GENERALES DE DEPOSITO S.A. - ALMAVIVA  (Subsidiary of Banco de Bogota)
            General Manager.
Dec. 1972   -  Jan. 1973    ACTING MINISTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
May. 1972  - May. 1973    VICE-MINISTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Feb. 1971   -  May. 1972    NATIONAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT. Head of Industrial and Agricultural Studies Division.
May 1967  -  May 1968    NATIONAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT. International Finance Director.
Jan. 1965   -  May. 1967    EMPRESAS PUBLICAS DE MEDELLIN.          
            Resident Engineer.

DIRECTORSHIPS:    At present, Mr. Figueroa is a Member of the Board of Directors of the following financial and industrial institutions in Colombia, U.S.A. and Panamá:
            Corporación Financiera del Valle S. A.
            (Cali,Valle)
            Banco de Bogotá, S. A.  Panamá.
            Colombian Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia.
            Corporación Financiera Colombiana S.A.
            Bogotá,  Colombia.
            Fedesarrollo - Life Member.
            Bogotá,  Colombia.

            Grupo Aval
            Bogotá, Colombia

            Corporación de Ahorro y Vivienda AV Villas
            Bogotá, Colombia
            Sociedad Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones y Cesantías "PORVENIR" S. A.  Bogotá, Colombia.
OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS:    
1988    -    1991    Carbones de Colombia S. A."CARBOCOL"
            Bogotá, Colombia
1986    -    1987    Fiducor S. A.
            Bogotá, Colombia
1974    -    1980    Empresa Colombiana de Níquel, ECONIQUEL
            Compañía Colombiana Automotriz,
            Instituto de Seguros Sociales,
            (Appointed by the President of Colombia).
1972    -    1973    Corporación Financiera Popular.
            Instituto de Crédito Territorial.
            Corporación Nacional de Turismo,
            Colombian Trade Bureau, "PROEXPO".
            Corporación Andina de Fomento, CAF.
            (Vice Minister of Economic Development).

1978    -    1979    Colombian Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia. Board Director.
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS
1980    -     Present    Asociación Nacional de Industriales, ANDI,  Bogotá.
            Honorary Member of the Board of Directors.
1979    -    1980    Asociación Nacional de Industriales, ANDI, Bogotá.
            President of the Board of Directors.
1978    -    1979    Asociación Nacional de Industriales, ANDI, Bogotá. Vice President of the Board of Directors.
            Member of the Andi National Board.

HONORS AND AWARDS
1981            "Junior Executive of the Year". Junior Chamber of Commerce of Colombia.
1980    -    1981    "Orden del Zurriago".  For the most distinguished National Executives.
1989            Orden Municipal “General Rafael Reyes y Prieto”, degree: “Grand Officer”. Decree 018 of 1989, City of Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS    
"Future Industrial Development of Colombia" Presented to the ANDI General Assembly in Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. 1980.

"Perspectives, Growth Requirements and Institutional Changes of the Financial Sector" jointly presented with Antonio Urdinola and Fernando Vélez in the Capital Market Meeting organized by the Colombian Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia in Cali, Colombia. 1979.
            
"Evaluation of Integration of the Andean Group, Special Emphasis on the Economic Development of Colombia".  Presented at the Colombian American Association Reception in New York, USA. 1978.
            
"The Financial Sector and Industrial Development" -Presented at the XXXIII ANDI Meeting in Medellín, Colombia. 1977.

"International Financial Economy - Illusion and Reality of Foreign Credit" - Presented at the Central Bank and Colombian Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia on their First Meeting of International Finance in Medellin, Colombia. 1977.

"Cartagena Commercial Free Zone and Governmental Foreign Policy" - Presented on the inauguration of the Free Zone in Cartagena, Cartagena,  Colombia. 1976.

"Warehouses and the Colombian Economy"  - Presented at the XIII Colombian Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia Meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. 1975.
            
"The Foreign Sector and the Economic Policy of the Government" - Presented for the Seminar on  Economic Emergency organized by the Friends of the Economic Society of Colombia- Bogotá, Colombia. 1975
            
"The Foreign Sector and the Economic Policy " In conjunction with Pablo Salazar and Antonio Urdinola - Written for the Third Capital Market Meeting - Cali, Colombia. 1974.
            
"Political Results of the Ministry of Development in 1972" - Journal of the Economic Development Ministry. 1972.
            
"Application of the Khun Theory about Scientific Paradigms to the Economic Model of David Ricardo" - Harvard University. 1971.
            
"Foreign Currency in the Colombian Economy" - Harvard University. 1970.
            
"Economic Development Analysis of Colombia: 1950-1968" - Harvard University. 1970.