Chief Executive Officer of Bancolombia, financial group that counts with 30 thousand employees in charge of promoting sustainable economic development to achieve wellbeing for all. With more than 20 million clients in Colombia, Panamá, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Adapting to new environment realities, understanding the communities’ needs, and working to achieve their economic development.
Awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Undergraduate degree from Universidad Eafit, Colombia, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Diploma from Babson College, United States.
He started his career in areas of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, then occupied senior positions in diverse areas such as, Chief Risk Officer, Chief IT Officer, Chief Operating Officer in 2011, and Corporate Vice President of Innovation and Digital Transformation until 2016 when he was appointed as the CEO of Bancolombia.
During his more than 30 years of career in Grupo Bancolombia. Juan Carlos has built a leadership pathway across all areas of the organization. Occupying a role as agent driving for transformation, intra entrepreneurship and sustainability processes. Promoting a more conscious bank, endorsing the organization’s main purpose of generating wellbeing for all, in a worldwide level, being in the group of the 30 global leaders appointed by The United Nations with the goal of stimulating development long-term investment and accelerate the progress towards the SDGs accomplishment.
Under his responsibility he coordinated Bancolombia’s listing in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which has been a constant since 2011 and has allowed the Bank to be recognized as the most sustainable bank in the world.
Additionally, and based on a strong conviction of the pivotal role that banking has in our society, he has accompanied the transformation of Bancolombia’s Foundation to act as connector between rural communities and business opportunities.
Juan Carlos has played a determinant role in the diversity, equality, and inclusion strategy promotion. Transforming positively relationships and enhancing equal opportunities’ generations for all.
In 2018, Juan Carlos was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASOBANCARIA, Colombian Banking and Financial Institutions Association. He was responsible for helping build the agenda of the industry for the forthcoming years.
Currently, he chairs the Comité Universidad Empresa Estado – CUEE board, an ensemble of capabilities to promote actions to increase productivity and competitiveness of strategic productive sectors. This is promoted by the academy that seeks to contribute to the country’s growth and competitiveness.
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