Juan Carlos Echeverry
Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit; CEO Eco Petrol, Colombia
Associate of The Brenthurst Foundation
From 2010 to 2012 Juan Carlos Echeverry served as the Minister of Finance and Public Credit of the Republic of Colombia. He has received several international awards including Minister of Finance of the Americas (The Banker Global Financial Intelligence), Best Minister of the Year (America Economia), and Minister of Finance of the Year of the Americas (Emerging Markets). Prior to his most recent Ministerial assignment, he led the development and strategy of economic programs during the presidential campaign of President Juan Manuel Santos and was Minister of Economic Planning from 2000 to 2002. Juan Carlos Echeverry was an advisor for international investment banks through the firm Global Source Partners in New York, and is currently the President of Econcept, a financial consulting firm in Bogotá. He has been a consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was a member of the economic team responsible for the macroeconomic stabilisation of Colombia between 1998 and 2002 as the Head of Macroeconomic Analysis at the Ministry of Economic Planning, where he later took office as Minister. He is also currently an Associate professor of Economics at University of the Andes.