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Clemente del Valle

President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), Colombia

Clemente del Valle is currently the President of Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional a government owned Infrastructure Development Financial Institution. He is responsible for transforming the institution into a catalyst for infrastructure financing in Colombia. Mr. del Valle is highly regarded in the public and private financial sector in Latin-American; he has extensive experience in capital markets development across different advisory and managerial positions as well as being closely acquainted with the financial, regulatory and technical risks of a wide range of public and multilateral financial institutions. Mr. del Valle earned a M.Sc. in Economics with emphasis in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics and from Los Andes University in 1989 and 1984, respectively. He received his B.Sc. Degree in Economics from Los Andes University in 1982. He joined the World Bank in 1997 as Lead expert of Debt Management and public markets development. In 2002, Mr. del Valle assumed the role of Chairman of the Colombian Securities Commission to return to the World Bank in 2006 as Lead expert on capital markets. Later in 2006, he became Global Manager of ESMID, a technical assistance program for capital markets development, as part of the World Bank Group in Washington D.C as well. Before joining the World Bank Mr. del Valle held prominent positions in Colombia such as: General Director of Public Credit of the Ministry of Finance; Managing Director of capital markets of Corporación Financiera del Valle, a local leading Investment Bank; and General Director of Foreign Trade and Deputy Vice minister at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Mr. del Valle has sit on the Boards of a number of private and public companies and maintains involvement with multilateral financial institutions. He has strong relationships with a domestic and global network of capital providers, investor parties, corporates, capital groups, private banks, family offices and high net worth individuals.