Mr. Valdivieso is SEGURA’s Director in the Bogotá office. An Economist with over thirty years of experience in the international financial sector, he has been active in the USAID Colombia Clean Energy Program (CCEP), particularly in the creation and operation of the “Project Preparation Facility” (PPF). His professional experience includes serving in both the public and private sectors, as well as directing an International Finance Graduate Program and teaching at various universities in Colombia.
As part of his activities in capital markets, he was President of Casa de Bolsa and Inverlat of Mejico and has taken part in issuing a number of ADR`S for Colombian companies in the US stock market, as well as bonds for private companies in the international and domestic markets. In the area of investment banking he has advised in the privatization of state enterprises. Mr. Valdivieso’s key past positions also include: Manager of Occidente Financial Corporation; Vice President-International for National Electric Financial Corporation (FEN) in Bogotá; Deputy Representative of Banco de Bogotá in London, England; Coordinator of the Credit Department, Director of Strategic Planning and Account Executive for Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela for the Bank of Bogotá Trust Company, New York.
His experience also includes serving as Secretary of Competitiveness for the Governorate of Cundinamarca, Colombia; Director for International Business and Capital Markets Post Graduate program at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in association with Columbia University; Director of the Prison Infrastructure Fund at the Ministry of Justice; and as an Independent Consultant for Capital Markets. Mr. Valdivieso has been a member of various boards of directors.
He holds a degree in Economics from the Javeriana University in Bogotá and a Master’s Degree in Economic Development and International Finance from New York University. He is fluent in English and Spanish.