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María Carolina Durán

Secretary for Economic Development, Office of the Mayor of Bogota

COLOMBIA INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2019 - María Carolina Durán
  • María Carolina Durán holds an economics degree in economics from Barcelona University and a master´s degree in international relations and public administration from Columbia University. She has also studies in social change from Stanford University.

  • She has 20 years’ experience in the public and private sector, serving as Consultant for Business Development in Latin America in I-Flex Solutions (subsidiary of Citibank) in Bangalore, India; Advisor to the President in Asobancaria; and First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, where she was the founder of “Colombia Nos Une”.

  • She was Managing Director at Ventures Corporation, where she advised over 30.000 start-ups and 300 companies in creating over 12.000 jobs per year. Also, she has been designated as one of the 100 leaders in the Colombian society in 2019 for promoting inclusiveness, diversity and women empowerment in business.