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Jorge Bedoya

President, SAC

  • Jorge Bedoya is the President of SAC (Colombian Agricultural Society), since March 2017. Before leading the largest agricultural producers association in Colombia, Mr. Bedoya was the Director of Corporate Affairs for Colombia, Perú and Ecuador at Bavaria-AbInbev. He also directed the Bavaria Foundation (2015-2017) where he was responsible for the corporate social responsibility policy, entrepreneurship and environmental programs, aimed to benefit vulnerable communities around the country.

  • Between 2011 and 2015 Mr. Bedoya was the Vice minister of Defense for Policy and International Affairs. In this role, Jorge was responsible for supporting Minister Juan Pinzon in strengthening defense and security cooperation strategies with key allies like the US, UK, Israel, neighboring countries and organizations like the UN and NATO.

  • He was also responsible for the implementation of the Ministry´s human rights policy, the demining strategy, public security, and the coordination at the Ministry with the services in the implementation of the plans against terrorism, criminal gangs, street crime, narcotics and illicit crops, among others.

  • Mr. Bedoya holds a master’s in public policy degree from Harvard´s John F. Kennedy School of Government (2003), and a master’s in economics from Javeriana University where he also graduated as an economist in 1995.