SERGIO ESCOBAR, studied law at Universidad Javeriana-Bogota, graduated in Diplomacy from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano-Bogota and several specialization courses in International Relations in Italy and Brazil. Has worked for Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both in-country and abroad, with residence in Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and in Brazil as Ambassador In-Charge. Has represented Colombia in multiple bi-lateral and multi-lateral meetings promoting exports and business development and growth between countries. Former Procolombia Country Manager in Mexico & Costa Rica, Bancoldex official representative in Mexico and Executive Director at ACI Medellin (Agency for International Cooperation and Investment).
With extensive experience in the private sector too, worked as FEDEMETALTechnical VP, consultant for companies like Avianca, Abocol and Renault Colombia among others, and professor for prestigious universities in Colombia and Mexico. Has been guest speaker and panelist in several international forums such as WEF, Annual Meeting Investment and ICLEI, as well as commentator for CNN en Espanol, TV Marti, Telemundo & Mega TV. Opinion columnist for several newspapers and magazines in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil on a plethora of subjects like diplomatic history, economic analysis and foreign policy and co-author of Santillana’s book “America Latina se ha quedado sola” (Latin America has been left alone). Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Italian.