Juan Carlos Pinzón

President, ProBogotá

Juan Carlos Pinzón is a senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group, president of ProBogotá, and serves as chair of Virtus Global, an advisory and consulting firm based in Colombia. He draws on his leadership experience in both the public and private sectors to advise clients on a range of issues across Latin America. Pinzón served as ambassador of Colombia to the United States from 2015 to 2017, during which he participated in the creation of the U.S.-Colombia Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also served for nearly four years as Colombia’s defense minister. Pinzón’s earlier government positions included serving as chief of staff to President Juan Manuel Santos and as vice minister of defense. Prior to his government and diplomatic work, Pinzón was a senior advisor to the executive director of the World Bank. He also served as the vice president of the Colombian Banking Association and as an assistant vice president of investment banking at Citigroup. Pinzón earned an M.S. and B.S. in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an M.P.P. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.