Legal Representatives

Professional and academic background of BBVA Colombia´s legal representatives (understood to be the legal representatives who are to date registered in the RNVE): 

 

Oscar Cabrera Izquierdo - CEO 

Graduated in economics and business studies from the Complutense University of Madrid, he has extensive experience on the international financial industry. He served as Finance Director for BBVA Bancomer (Mexico), Corporate Director of strategic planning for BBVA Spain, Deputy Director of accounting and consolidation for the Bank Argentaria (Spain), General Auditor for the Caja Postal of Spain and Financial Auditor for Arthur Andersen.

 

Félix Pérez Parra - Financial Executive Vice-President 

Degrees in Law and Business Sciences from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain), with extensive experience in the financial industry carrying out various managerial positions in banks in Spain, CEO of the Bank BBVA Panama, CEO of BBVA Horizonte Pensiones y Cesantias S.A, and Executive Vice President of Risk at BBVA Colombia S.A. Additionally, he has served as member of the Board of Directors of various financial companies.

 

Rocio Pérez Mies - Risk Executive Vice-President 

Graduated in Law from Valladolid University, she holds a Masters in Legal Advisement for companies from “Instituto de la Empresa” and studies in General Management Program from IESE.  She served for BBVA, S.A. (Spain) where she had several positions, among them: Director of Enterprise Zone, Director of Risk Admission, Director of Retail Risk in Spain and Portugal. She has extensive business experience and a great track record in the areas of Risk BBVA.  

 

José María Jiménez Tuñón - Engineering Executive Vice-president 

He is graduated in Economics from Sevilla University, Master in Business Administration from IESE – Navarra University.  He has wide experience in operations, processes and technology fields.  He has accomplished remarkable results on all the positions he has have in the Group for the last 23 years.  The former position was as Engineering Deployment Director in South America and Mexico. 

 

Hernando Alfonso Rodríguez Sandoval - Commercial Network Executive Vice President 

Economist graduated from Universidad del Rosario, with postgraduate studies in corporate finance from Universidad de los Andes. He has worked in the financial industry as Head of Department of business planning, operational risk, and Promotion of Corporate Banking Business, Head of Individuals, Business and Institutions Segment and currently holds the position of Commercial Network Executive Vice President for BBVA Colombia. 

 

Pedro Buitrago Martínez - Business Development Executive Vice-President 

Industrial Engineer graduated from Andes University, with wide experience in corporate management and leadership development. He has served in various managerial positions for BBVA Colombia S.A, amongst them: Credit Director of Credit Risk, Head of Risk Management, Territory Manager, Business and Institutions Banking Executive Vice President, Commercial Network Executive Vice President additionally, he has served as member of the Board of Directors of various financial companies and currently holds the position of Innovation and Development Executive Vice President at BBVA.

 

Ulises Canosa Suárez - Legal Services Executive Vice-President and Secretary General 

Lawyer graduated from Libre University, with postgraduate studies in finance and procedural law from Rosario University, commercial law from Externado University and constitutional law from Salamanca University (Spain), amongst other studies. In his experience and performance within the financial industry, it stands out as Deputy Legal Manager of Banco de Bogota S.A, Vice President and Legal Manager of Bancolombia S.A. Additionally, he has been a principal member of the Board of Directors of various financial institutions and a professor at various universities.

 

Jorge Alberto Hernández Merino - Human Resources Executive Vice-President 

Professional with over 20 years experience in the Financial Industry, serving as a member of the Boards of Directors of CREDIBANCO - Visa and BBVA Seguros. At BBVA Colombia he has worked as Office Manager, Area Manager, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, Head of Marketing and Regional Manager. He is a Veterinary Doctor of La Salle University, majoring in business management from the same university and has Management courses.

 

Lilia Esther Castillo Astralaga - Bogotá Territory Manager 

Graduated in Business Administration from the University Autonoma of Caribbean, with specialization in Senior Management from Andes University, and she studied courses on developing managerial skills.  She has wide experience on the financial sector, where she has served as Director of Zone, Territory Manager, Manager of branch, Collection Manager, among others.  Currently she is the Territory Manager for Bogotá.

 

Alberto Hincapié Millán - North Territory Manager 

He has carried out studies in foreign trade and customs legislation, economics and business administration, and has experience in BBVA Colombia S.A. as branch manager of Hacienda Santa Barbara, manager for business banking in Calle 100, Director of the Bogota North Regional area, Territory Manager of Western Bogota, Alto Caribe and South Bogota. In addition he holds the position of alternate member of Board of Directors of BBVA ASSET MANAGEMENT S.A.

 

Luz Dary Galvis Rueda - Centre Territory Manager 

Economist and business administrator graduated from the University of Santo Tomas de Aquino, with postgraduate studies in leadership and management skills, senior management and technical sales program. With experience in the financial industry, in which she has held positions of Branch Manager and West Territorial Manager; she currently holds the position of Centre Territorial Manager at BBVA Colombia.

 

Alberto Figueredo Serpa - West Territory Manager 

Business Administrator graduated from Externado University of Colombia, with postgraduate studies in advanced finance from Industrial University of Santander and in higher management from Andes University. He has wide experience in the financial industry where he has served as branch manager, Commercial Manager, Manager of Banking Companies, Responsible of Business and Antioquia Territory Manager; he currently holds the position of West Territorial Manager for BBVA Colombia.

 

Guillermo Andrés González Vargas - Director of Solutions Development  

Industrial Engineer from the National University of Colombia, Masters in Engineering from Andes University, with management studies by INALDE, IESE and Wharton Business Schools. He has 12 years of experience in the financial sector, all of them for BBVA where he has held different positions in the areas of Organization, Quality and Strategic Projects. He has recently served as Director of Strategic Planning and Director of Business Development.

 

Ángela María Durán Niño - Director of Private Segment: 

Industrial Engineer from Catholic University of Colombia, with specialization in Commercial Management with emphasis in Sales from Sabana University. She has extensive experience in the financial sector where she has held various positions, including Commercial Advisor, Office Manager, Efficiency and Productivity Professional at Granahorrar Bank. For BBVA, she has been responsible for the Promotion of Individuals, Customer Strategy Manager, currently the Director of Private Segment.

 

Juan Francisco Sánchez Pérez - Director of Institutional Segment 

Economist graduated from the University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano, with postgraduate studies in management development from INALDE and in senior management and leadership from INALDE as well. He has served as Branch Manager, Territorial Manager, and Head of the Business Department for Marketing and Strategy and currently holds the position of Director of the Institutional Segment in BBVA Colombia.

 

Manuel Ignacio González Moreno - Director of Entities and Institutions Banking Network

Lawyer graduated from La Gran Colombia University, with training in the Corporate Leadership Program of the Center Creative Leadership and the Corporate Management Program of the University of Navarra. He has experience in the financial sector where he has served as Chief of Operations, Regional Comptroller at Banco Ganadero, Branch Manager, Responsible for the Recovery Department, Territorial Manager and Responsible for the Commercial Network with BBVA Colombia. He served as General Manager of BBVA Leasing and of the Financial Services Trading Company. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of BBVA Seguros de Vida and BBVA Seguros Colombia S.A., AFP Horizonte.

 

Fany Constanza Vela Velásquez - Director of Efficiency 

Business Administrator from National University of Colombia. Form  BBVA Colombia, she has served as Manager of the Avenida El Dorado and Fontibón branches; Professional Control of Management and Analysis of Business, Manager of Commissions and Control Spending, Investments and GANF. In the Financial Area and currently serves as Director of Efficiency.

 

Luis Leonardo Londoño Díaz - Director of Market Administration 

Accountant graduated from Javeriana University, with postgraduate studies in Financial Law, Strategic Management and IT from Andes University, as well as studies in Senior Management and Leadership. He has wide experience in the financial industry where he has served as General Auditor for the Banco Caja Social, Fiscal auditor for Magneil international brokers, Second Manager for Unlimite LTDA, Accountant for Corona and Accounting Manager for BBVA Colombia. 

 

Carlos Alberto Galindo Vergara - Director of Transactional Banking 

Business Administrator graduated from Sabana University, with more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked in Corfinsura as Money Market Trader, in ABN AMRO BANK as Head of Money Market and he has served in several managerial positions for CIB, among them:  Chief Operating Officer, Head of Trading an currently holds the position of Head of Transactional Banking.

 

Luis Francisco Alarcón González - Global Market Head Colombia

Civil Engineer from the University of Los Andes with Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and Master's Degree in Economics from the same University. He has experience in the financial sector, where he has held positions as Vice President of Treasury at Scotiabank, Head of Trading and Head of Global Markets & Treasury at HSBC Colombia S.A. He currently serves as Global Markets Head at BBVA Colombia. He is a principal member of the Board of Directors of the Compensation Chamber of Foreign Exchange.

 

Alejandro Ramírez Lalinde - Director of Payment Means 

Business Manager graduated from EAFIT University.  He has wide experience in Banking and commercial and business sector.  For eight years he serves in several positions for Bancolombia and he has been the Director of Payment Means for five years for BBVA Colombia.  He is member of the Board of Directors of Redeban Multicolor and member of the Board of Directors of BBVA Seguros de Vida and Generales.

 

Ronal Edgardo Saavedra Tamayo - Director of Operations 

Business Manager graduated from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, masters in Business from Sergio Arboleda University. He has been working for BBVA Colombia for the last 23 years, he has led the Personal Loans Factory and the operative processes for the last 5 years. Currently he serves as Director of Operations

 

Pedro Antonio Díaz Sáenz - Director of Banking Business in the Legal Department 

Lawyer graduated from Nacional University of Colombia, with postgraduate studies in financial and procedural law from Rosario University, and studies in management and conciliation. He has wide experience in the financial industry serving as a lawyer for the Banco Andino, manager of business development and currently he holds the position of Director of Banking Business in the Legal Department.

 

Myriam Cala León - Director of the Legal Advice Department 

Lawyer graduated from Santo Tomas University of Bucaramanga, with postgraduate studies in commercial and financial law from the Andes University, studies in senior management from INALDE and a conciliation course from Camara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogota's Chamber of Commerce). She has wide experience in the financial industry where she has worked as a lawyer for Corfinsura and Davivienda; she served as Legal Director for CORFES, Legal Manager and Secretary General (E) for Banco Nacional de Comercio; she was Responsible of the Banking Business in the Legal Department of BBVA Colombia and Responsible of Legal Services Department LATAM for BBVA, S.A..

 

Néstor Orlando Prieto Ballén - Director of the Litigation Department 

Lawyer graduated from Libre University, with postgraduate studies in law litigation and civil law from Rosario University, studies in senior management from INALDE and a conciliation course from Bogota's Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Colombian Institute of Procedural Law and a University Professor. He has wide experience in the financial industry where he has served as attorney for Las Villas, lawyer for Banco Industrial Colombiano (later merged with Bancolombia) and attorney for Bancolombia. He currently holds the position of Director of the Litigation Department of BBVA Colombia.

 

William Rincón Vargas - Director of Legal Services for CIB and Treasure 

Lawyer graduated from Nacional University of Colombia, with specialization in Financial Law from Andes University and Commercial Law from Javeriana University.  He has wide experience in the financial, commercial and stock market fields. Additionally he has experience in the banking business, the investment banking, capital market, treasure, assets market and companies.  

 

Ruth Yamile Salcedo Younes - Director of the Tax Department 

Lawyer graduated from Rosario University.  She has postgraduate studies in financial law and taxation from the same university and Business Management from University of Wisconsin, USA. She has experience in the financial industry holding positions of Legal Advisor, Responsible of taxing advice for BBVA Colombia; writer of “Regimen Financiero y Cambiario” of Legis Editors. She was attorney at the General Secretary of Invercrédito and Nacional Financiera. Additionally she was member of the board of directors of Almagrario S.A and member of the Management Body of the Colombian Institute of Tax Law. 

 

Alejandra Raquel Llerena Polo - Director of Labor Counsel 

Lawyer graduated from the Externado University of Colombia, with postgraduate studies in Labor Law and Industrial Relations from the same university and Commercial Law from the University of Santo Tomas. She worked for the Ninth Labor Court of Bogota, for the Banco Central Hipotecario as labor consultant; she also worked for SENA as Personnel Management Professional, she worked for Colsubsidio as Labour Relations Manager and then she was enrolled in BBVA Colombia. She currently holds the position of Director of Labor Counsel.

 

José Alberto Silva León - Director of Human Resources Management

Business administrator graduated from the University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano, with postgraduate studies in finance from Externado University and in Risk and Business Management. He has experience in the financial industry, where he has held several positions: Manager of the North District Zone, Territorial Manager for South Bogota, Responsible of monitoring and recovery of retail banking, and Manager of the Main Office and of the Minibank at the Senate.

 

Mauricio Flores Marín – Director of Communications and Corporate Responsibility 

Journalist from Libertadores University, Masters in Business Administration from the Senior Management and Administration School of Barcelona, and Masters in Administration of Global Business from Catolica University of Perú. He has been Director of Communications as well as Director of Corporative Responsibility for BBVA Colombia for seven years; he has wide experience in the financial field and strategic communications.  

 

Germán Enrique Rodríguez Perdomo - Commercial Development Director

Professional in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia, with Masters Degree in Administration from Universidad de Los Andes, among others. He has extensive experience in the financial sector, where he has held several positions such as Consultant in Génesis de Gestión de Fondos de Inversión Ldta and Planning Professional at Banco Granahorrar. In addition, he has worked at BBVA Colombia as Business Analysis Manager, Business and Price Analysis Manager, Commercial Intelligence Director, Strategic Planning Director, Planning and Management Control Director, and Director of ALM & Treasury. Currently, he is the Director of the Commercial Development department.