Manangement Team

  • Juan Ricardo Ortega López - President of GEB

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    President of Grupo Energía Bogotá as of July 1, 2020.

    Mr. Ortega is an economist from Universidad de los Andes. He has a master’s degree in Economics and Development, and a master’s degree in Mathematical and Financial Economics from Yale University. 

    He has been Director of Economic Studies of the National Planning Department, Economic Advisor for the President of the Republic, Vice Minister of Finance and Commerce, Director of the National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN, for the Spanish original) and General Coordinator of the Prosperity Partnership of North America at the Inter-American Development Bank.

  • Andres Baracaldo Sarmiento - Vice President Urban Energetic Solutions

    Andres Baracaldo Sarmiento studied economy at the University of the Andes and obtained an MBA and Specialization in Finance from the London Business School.

    Mr. Barcaldo Sarmiento began his career as Analyst in the Financiera del Valle Corporation (1997) and latercontinued as Analyst in Investment Banking Services S.A (1998-1999).  He went on to work as an associate in Equipo Latinoamericano (1999-2000).  He worked at European Utilies M&A as Associate in London (2002-2003) and as Associate Director of the Energy and Electricity Corporate Finance Sector at the Royal Bank of Scotland (2005-2009).  Thereafter, he worked as Executive Director of Investment Banking at the Colombian Finance Corporation (2009-2011) and as Director of Investments of the same (2011-2016). In 2016, he joined Interconexión Electrica S.A., ISA as Vice President of Business Growth and Development.

  • Alvaro Villasante Losada - Vice President Low Emission Generation

    Alvaro Villasante Losada studied Business Management and Administration at the University of Salamanca and obtained a Masters in Strategic Management and Human Resources from the same and a Masters in International Commerce from the ESIC Business and Marketing School.

    He began his career as Developer of International Business at Ade Internacional Excal in Spain (2010-2011), later joining Invest in Latam in Panama as Director of International Development (2011-2013).  In the ECOS Group he worked as Business Developer (2013-2015) and Director of Business Development (2015-2016), going on to Energyear as External Advisor.  In Mexico, he joined Acciona Energía as Manaer of Business Development in Centreal America and the Caribbean.

  • Nestor Raúl Fagua Guauque - Vice President Legal

    Lawyer from Universidad Externado de Colombia and specialist in Banking from Universidad de los Andes. 

    He has extensive experience in legal structuring of financing for infrastructure projects, privatizations, structuring of infrastructure projects with participation of private capital, as well as in the areas of corporate, financial and public securities market law.

    He held the post of Legal Vice President and General Secretary of Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, and for over 15 years he was an independent consultant for several public and private companies.

    He has been a professor at Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Javeriana in the areas of securities markets, and is currently included in the A list of arbitrators at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. 

    Non Politically Exposed Person

  • Felipe Castilla Canales - Financial Vice President

    Civil Engineer from Universidad de los Andes and obtained a Master of Science degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign (1988) and a postgraduate program in finance from EAFIT (1995).CFO in ContourGlobal Latinoamerica since February 2012 to November 2013. He also held the position of CFO in REFICAR – Refineria de Cartagena since January 2008 to February 2012.

    Non Politically Exposed Person 

  • Ernesto Moreno Restrepo - Vice President of Transmission

    Ernesto Moreno Restrepo studied electrical engineering at the University of the Andes and obtained a postgraduate degree in marketing from EAFIT University, a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of el Rosario and a postgraduate degree in General management from the International Electric Energy Institute of, Texas, United States.

    He began his career as Engineer in Ingetec-Engineers and Consultants and, since 1980, has worked at  Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (now GEB), where he has had the following positions: Substation Engineer in the Department of Transmissioin Engineering (1980-1982), Chief of the Transmission Line Division (1982-1983), Chief of the Department of Equiment Engineering (1983-1986), Assistant to the Subdirector of Operations (1986-1989), Chief of the Electrical Engineering Division (1989-1990), Chief of the Electricity Generation Division (1990-1994), Chief of the Electric Plant Division (1994 -1999).

  • Rafael Eduardo Diaz Vasquez - Auditor General Group

    Rafael Eduardo Diaz Vasquez studied Business Administration at the National University of Colombia. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

    Mr. Diaz Vasquez began his career as Administrative Assistant in the Office of Internal Control of the la Secretary of Finance of the Distrito Capital (1994). He was also Auditor at Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (1995-1997) and Auditor at Colsubsidio (1999-2005).  Later, he was at Farmacity Colombia S.A as Internal Audit Manager (2005-2006), at Novartis of Colombia S.A. as Internal Control Manager (2006-2008) and as Regulation, Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery Cmpliance Manager for the Andina Region at Johnson & Johnson of Colombia S.A.- Medical Equipment and Diagnostic Division (2008-2009).  In 2009 he became Audit Director at Oleoducto Central S.A.- Ocensa S.A. , a position he held until 2017.

  • Maria Virginia Torres de Cristancho- Director Supply and Services

    Maria Virginia Torres de Cristancho - Director Supply and Services