Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno
Minister of National Defence
Ministry of National Defence of Colombia
1996, studies in Economics and 1999, Master's in Economics, Universidad Javeriana; 2010, Master's in Public Policy, Princeton University. 2000-02, Chief of Staff and Private Secretary to Colombian Finance Minister; with Colombian Banking Association and Citibank; 2004-06, Principal Adviser to Executive Director for Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and others, World Bank; Vice-Minister of Defence, in charge of carrying out strategic and budget planning. Since 2011, current position. Interests: history of wars, defence and security issues, defence economics and structure of armed forces.