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Néstor Humberto Martínez

Attorney General, Colombia

Néstor Humberto Martínez is the attorney general of Colombia. Prior to his role as attorney general, he served as an undergraduate and graduate professor in the law schools of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Universidad del Rosario, and the Universidad de los Andes. Martínez was the director of the specialization program in commercial law from 2007 to 2014 at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and he also served as the director of the financial law department and director of the corporate law graduate program from 1987 to 1992. In addition to his roles in academia, he has held several government positions, such as minister of the Presidency, interior minister, law and justice minister, financial superintendent, and ambassador of Colombia to France, among others. He obtained his Ph.D in legal and socioeconomic sciences and a master’s in corporate law from the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Colombia.