1975, degree in Business Administration and Economics, Florida Atlantic University; 1977, MBA, Thunderbird University; 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; July 2010, re-elected to a five-year term. Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum. Recipient of decorations and distinctions awarded by the Colombian state and the country's private sector, including: Orden de Boyacá en el Grado de Gran Cruz, the highest distinction given by the Colombian state.