Frank Pearl González

Frank Pearl González

Chief Negotiator in the Peace Talks and Former Minister of State, Colombia

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Frank worked for more than twenty years in the private sector as a CFO and President of various companies such as Valorem SA. He was also an associate consultant for McKinsey and Company and developed his career in Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela. Since 2006, he has worked in the Colombian government. He set up the reintegration process for former combatants from paramilitary and guerrilla groups and initiated the secret contacts that lead to the peace processes with FARC and ELN. He was a member of the Colombian government team than conducted the peace process with the FARC guerrilla and was the lead negotiator with the ELN guerrilla in the secret phase which defined the agenda. He served as Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development. Mr. Pearl earned his undergraduate degree in Economics at Los Andes University, where he also pursued a graduate degree in Finance at the Faculty of Business Administration, and a graduate degree in Financial Law at the Law School. He graduated from the MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada, and obtained a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he is a Mason Fellow. He was a professor at Los Andes University and received scholarships from Colfuturo, The Richard Ivey School of Business and the Colombia – Harvard fund.

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