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Mauricio Cardenas

Minister of Mines and Energy, Government of Colombia

Minister Cardenas is an economist (Ph.D. Berkely) and has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Development, Harvard University and Director at the Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution. For the Government of Colombia, he has also served recently as Minister of Mines and Energy, and before that he was the 4th Minister of Economic Development, the 8thMinister of Transport, and former Director of the National Planning Department, and in the private sector has served as 11th and 9th Director of the Higher Education and Development Foundation (Fedesarrollo).