Mauricio Santa María Salamanca
National Planning Department of Colombia
Degree in Economics, Universidad de Los Andes; Master's and PhD in Economics, Georgetown University. 1990, Economist, Division of Special Regional Programs, then Head, Foreign Trade Division, National Planning Department (NPD); Adviser to the General Manager and Director, then, Director of Infrastructure and Energy, Social Development, Government of Colombia. 2005, Vice-Chairman, National Planning Department, responsible for the National Development Plan; 2006-10, strategy for poverty reduction, and Conpes Technical Secretary; 2008, Deputy Director, Fedesarrollo; 2010, Minister, Social Protection; 2011, Minister, Health. Since January 2012, Director, National Planning Department of Colombia. Consultant and Senior Economist, World Bank, focused on protection against unemployment, and improvement of the work dynamics in Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina. Multiple Board responsibilities including Ecopetrol, Fonade, Colciencias and Carvajal.