1975, degree in Business Administration and Economics, Florida Atlantic University; 1977, MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management; 1990-91, Neiman Fellowship, Harvard University. Formerly: journalist; public and private sector career, Colombia; Ambassador of Colombia to the US for seven years. October 2005, assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank; 2010 and 2015, re-elected to a five-year terms. Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum. Member of the International Olympic Committee. Distinctions: Colombia's highest peacetime decoration, the Grand Cross of the Order of Boyaca; Brazil’s Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco; Spain’s Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel La Catolica; the Inter-American Dialogue’s Distinguished Leadership in the Americas Award for Social Equity; the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service; the Eagle of the Americas award from the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America; and Latin Trade’s Bravo Business Award for Distinguished Service to the Hemisphere.