Claudia María González Arteaga

Claudia María González Arteaga

Chief Financial Officer, Bancóldex

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Current CFO of Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. (Bancóldex), Claudia González has a major in industrial engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, with vast experience in capital markets, finance, human resources, and financial planning. 

In the private sector she has worked as Group Treasury Vice President for Red Multibanca Colpatria, Treasury Manager for GranBanco-Bancafe, and Investment and Treasury Director of Banco Cafetero-Bancafe.  

Before becoming CFO, she worked as Treasury Director at Bancóldex between 2008 and 2016. 

Mrs. González serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the National Guarantee Fund S.A. - FNG, the Fiduciaria Colombiana de Comercio Exterior SA, FIDUCOLDEX and as President of the Board of Directors of the Employees Fund of the Colombian Foreign Trade System – FONCOMEX. She has participated as a member of the Investment Committee of Serfinco, Segurexpo Fondo and Administration of Risks of Fiducoldex, currently participates as a member of the Board in the Audit, Risk and Investments Committees of the National Guarantee Fund SA - FNG and Investment of Fiduciaria Colombiana de Comercio Exterior S.A., FIDUCOLDEX. 

Mrs. González has accompanied and promoted the process of elaboration of the Bancóldex Gender Policy, which seeks to adopt the gender approach in policies and internal processes, products and services, risk analysis, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives, to contribute to the consolidation of Bancóldex as a government agent committed to business development.  

She also led the structuring and issue of Bancóldex Social Bonds, whose resources have been allocated to investment in social projects. The objective of the bond issuance was to support the generation and formalization of employment, the reduction of inequalities, strengthening gender equality, reducing the wage gap between men and women, the activation of rural economies and access to credit for through the financing of micro and small businesses of vulnerable populations such as women, peasants, and victims of the armed conflict. The financing of the productive units of these people improves their quality of life and generates economic development for the country. 

In 2022, Mrs. González promoted a second credit guarantee from MIGA for a loan with JP Morgan for $300 million. MIGA's support will help advance Colombia's efforts to achieve its climate goals, promote gender equality, and reduce the financial gap for MSMEs. 

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