Ivan Duque

Senator of the Republic of Colombia, Congress of Colombia

Degree in Law, Universidad Sergio Arboleda; executive studies, Harvard; Master’s in Public Policy and Public Management, Georgetown University; Master’s in Economic Law, American University. Expert in economic affairs. Formerly: columnist and professor; Head, Culture, Creativity, and Solidarity Division, Inter-American Development Bank. As a Senator, put forward several laws: Orange Law, which promotes creative industries and culture as an engine for development; Law on Severance Funds, which permits parents to use their severance funds to pre-pay their children’s education and that of their dependents; Law on Defibrillators, which provides that all public places and emergency transport be equipped with resuscitation equipment in Colombia; Law on “B Companies”, which provides the conditions for creating and establishing commercial companies of Collective Benefit and Interest; co-author of the law that extended maternity leave from 14 to 18 weeks. June 2018, elected President of Colombia. Author of several books: IndignAcción, ideas para el future de Colombia (IndignAcción: ideas for the Colombia of the future); Pecados Monetarios (Monetary Sins); Maquiavelo en Colombia (Machiavelli in Colombia); Efecto Naranja (Orange Effect); El Futuro Está en el Centro (The Future Lies in the Center) ; Arqueología de mi Padre (Archaeology of My Father). Co-Author, Economía Naranaja (Orange Economy).

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