Álvaro Uribe served as President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. During this time, he pursued a policy of securing the country IMF and World Bank loans through liberalisation of the economy, whilst maintaining a focus on social spending.
From 1986-94, Uribe served as a senator of Antioquia before standing as the region’s governor for the 1995-97 term. His rise through domestic politics led to a run as an independent liberal candidate in 2002, securing the presidency with a groundswell of unprecedented popular support.
A distinguished thinker on socioeconomic issues, after stepping down as President he was named Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership at Georgetown University (2010). He was subsequently given an honorary award by the Latin American Student Association of Georgetown (2011), for his leadership and commitment with the Latin American community of the University.
Former Norway Primer Minister
Former Prime Minister of Greece. Former Vice-President of the European Central Bank. Professor at Harvard University
Economist, Founder and President of the Liberty and Democracy Institute
Deputy Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change and Nobel Peace Prize 2007. Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND)
Mayor of the 7th District of Paris
Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
President of the European Commission (2004-2014). Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004)
Former President of the CNMV (Spanish Securities & Exchange Commission)