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Jorge Mario Velásquez

CEO, Grupo Argos

COLOMBIA INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2019 - Jorge Mario Velásquez
  • Jorge Mario Velásquez Jaramillo was born in Bogotá on June 7, 1960. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Antioquia School of Engineering and completed a specialization with emphasis on the Cement Industry in England. He participated in the CEO's Management Program at Kellogg School of Management and in the Supply Chain Strategies program at Stanford University. In addition, he is a graduate of the High Government program of the School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes.

  • Since April 1, 2016, he has served as president of Grupo Argos, an infrastructure holding company in the American continent, leader in the cement business through Cementos Argos, with a unique investment platform in road and airport concessions managed by Odinsa and a differentiated and innovative portfolio in both conventional and renewable energies managed by Celsia.

  • Before playing his role as president of Grupo Argos, he developed an outstanding career as president of Cementos Argos, a leading company in the Cement business in Colombia, with a presence in 15 countries and currently the second largest producer of concrete in the United States.

  • This business leader, who began his career at Argos in 1986 as an intern, held various positions at Cementos Argos in the past, including the Vice Presidency of Logistics of Argos, the General Management of Cementos del Nare, the Presidency of Cementos Paz del Río and the Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency, with responsibilities for the operations of Cementos Argos in Panama, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Suriname and island territories, as well as the company's international trade.

  • He is currently a main member of the boards of directors of Grupo Sura, Grupo Nutresa, Cementos Argos, Celsia, Odinsa, the National Association of Entrepreneurs - ANDI, Proantioquia, the Private Competitiveness Council and the Superior Council of the EIA University.