Santiago Uribe, City Resilience Officer of Medellin

Santiago Uribe

City Resilience Officer of Medellin

Oscar Santiago Uribe Rocha is the first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of Medellín and only the second CRO appointed anywhere in the world. Before becoming CRO, he worked for three years as executive director of social innovation at Pigmalion, where he coordinated a number of research programs on issues such as disaster risk management, reproductive health and mental health of local youth. From 2007 to 2010 he served as administrative assistant on cultural and economic affairs at the Colombian Embassy in South Africa, where he coordinated official visits and the exchange of experiences and knowledge for the implementation of the country’s bus rapid transit systems. He also has extensive experience in food security, nutrition education and children’s affairs.