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2020 Latin American Cities Conferences: Bogotá

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

September 9, 2020


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Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with ANIF, will host its twenty-fourth annual Latin American Cities Conference: Bogotá. Due to the health crisis, this year's conference will be held virtually. To receive login details, please register online.

The conference will bring together key government officials and leaders from the private sector to discuss the fiscal challenges of Colombia's COVID-19 recovery and what role investors might play in promoting sustainable growth in a post-pandemic Colombia.

Note: This conference will be presented in Spanish and is complimentary.


  • Alberto Carrasquilla, Minister of Finance and Public Credit
  • Luis Alberto Rodríguez, Director, National Planning Department
  • Andrés Escobar, Former Vice Minister of Finance; Former Deputy Director, National Planning Department
  • Ángela Hurtado, Managing Director, JPMorgan Colombia
  • Andrea Jaramillo, Colombia Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Ernesto Revilla, Managing Director, Head of Latin American Economics, Citigroup
  • Mauricio Santa María, President, ANIF; former Minister of Health
  • Lisa Schineller, Managing Director, Latin America Sovereign, S&P Global Ratings
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | | 1-212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 1-212-277-8358
Individual Membership Information: Sarah Bons | | 1-212-277-8375
COA Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
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Alberto Carrasquilla Barrera

Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia

Alberto Carrasquilla Barrera has been minister of finance and public credit since August 2018. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors in several companies. Between 2007 and 2017 he was a partner at Konfigura Capital and Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes.

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Luis Alberto Rodríguez

Director, National Planning Department (DNP)

Luis Alberto Rodríguez is the director of the National Planning Department (DNP). He previously served as vice minister of finance, where he led the technical work behind the 2018 Financing Law and the 2019 Medium-Term Fiscal Framework. Additionally, he led the creation of the Capital Market Mission, the first temporary commission of its type in 24 years, which recently delivered its recommendations to the national government.

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Andres Escobar

Colombia Country Analyst, GlobalSource Partners

Andres Escobar is the Colombia country analyst at GlobalSource Partners.  He is a leading authority on Colombia’s economic cycle, infrastructure and development, and fiscal and taxation issues. Based in Bogota, Mr. Escobar is a partner of Econcept, a financial consulting firm. He recently finished a term as Colombia’s deputy finance minister. In this role, he was crucial in the formulation and approval of one of the country’s deepest overhauls of the tax code, which included strengthening revenue while simplifying the tax regime for corporations and individuals.

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Ángela Hurtado

Managing Director, Senior Country Officer for Colombia

Ángela Hurtado is a managing director and senior country officer for Colombia at J.P. Morgan, responsible for the firm’s operations and client contacts in the country across its lines of business. She joined J.P. Morgan in 2006 as a derivatives trader for the recently incorporated local entity. In 2007, she became head of local markets, also responsible for the markets franchise in front of regulators. In this role, Hurtado has greatly contributed to the establishment and expansion of J.P.

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Ernesto Revilla

Managing Director, Head of Latam Economics Citigroup

Ernesto Revilla is a managing director and head of Latin America economics at Citigroup. He joined Citi in 2015 as Mexico economist. Before, he had a 12-year career at Mexico’s Finance Ministry where he was chief of the tax policy unit, and from 2012 to 2015, chief economist. In that position, Revilla headed macroeconomic planning, coordinated Mexico’s National Development Plan from 2013 to 2018, served as advisor to the minister and participated in budget negotiations.

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Mauricio Santa María

President, National Association of Financial Institutions (ANIF)

Mauricio Santa María currently serves as president of the National Association of Financial Institutions (ANIF). He has extensive experience in the public sector serving as director of the National Planning Department (DNP) and minister of social protection (currently the Ministry of Health and Social Protection). Previously, he was deputy director of Fedesarrollo, worked as senior economist at the World Bank within the Poverty Unit for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, and also held the position of president of EConcept.

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Lisa M. Schineller

Managing Director, Sovereign Ratings Department and Economist for Latin America, Standard & Poor’s

Lisa M. Schineller is a managing director in the Sovereign Ratings Department and Economist for Latin America at Standard & Poor’s. She is responsible for sovereign analysis in the Latin American Group and is the primary analyst for Mexico and other credits in the region. In her role as Economist, she formulates S&P’s economic forecasts and publications for the Latin America region. Schineller was also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs from 2006 to 2009.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector.

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*All times are in Colombia time (GMT-5), which is one hour behind New York.

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

9:15 a.m.

  • Alberto Carrasquilla, Minister of Finance and Public Credit

10:00 a.m.

  • Luis Alberto Rodríguez, Director of the National Planning Department

10:30 a.m. Impact and Political Perspectives in Colombia After the Coronavirus

  • Mauricio Santa María, President, ANIF

11:00 a.m. Panel: Challenges for Colombia Post-Coronavirus

  • Lisa Schineller, Director and Lead Analyst, S&P Global Ratings
  • Ernesto Revilla, Head of Latin American Economics, Citigroup
  • Andrés Escobar, Former Vice Minister of Finance, Former Deputy Director of DNP
  • Ángela Hurtado, Director, J.P. Morgan, Colombia
  • Andrea Jaramillo, Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News (moderator)