Economist at the University of Santo Tomás de Aquino in Bogotá, he has a Diploma in Risk Management and studied subjects in the Master of Business Administration at the EAFIT University of Medellín. He has extensive experience in banking and financial activity, in which he has worked for more than thirty years. Professional Anti-Money Laundering Certificate, CP / AML, FIBA.
He worked at Bancolombia S.A. for about twenty-eight years, where he assumed the positions of Audit Analyst, Regional Comptroller, Audit Manager, Commercial Office Manager, Compliance Manager and Corporate Compliance Director.
He was Compliance Officer of Bancolombia SA for eighteen years, Corporate Compliance Officer of Grupo BANCOLOMBIA SA in Colombia (Bancolombia, Securities, Leasing, Factoring, Fiduciary and Yours) within eight years, and served as Director of Corporate Compliance, in the Anti-Money Laundering issue, having the responsibility of leading, directing, monitoring, coordinating and institutionalizing it, as well as advising and procuring the Culture of Compliance and Prevention of Money Laundering in the Group’s entities, and promoting its implementation, with the Accompaniment of Compliance Officers, at the Bancolombia Agency in Miami (Florida), and the Bank and Subsidiaries in Panama, El Salvador, Puerto Rico and Peru, the last two years. He has also worked as a professor in Financial Administration and Marketing.
He has been as an FIBA instructor in the Professional Certification in Anti-Money Laundering Risk Management and Against Terrorism Financing of the Latin American Bank Federation -FELABAN-, Florida International Bankers Association -FIBA-, and the Skol, Serna International Consortium & Ruiz, which issued FIBA AML Institute with the support of the Florida International University -FIU-. He has also been an instructor of the International Assistance Program in Criminal Investigation Training -ICITAP-, in the training programs of judges, prosecutors and other authorities, in the Administration of Money Laundering Risk and Against the Financing of Terrorism.
In addition, he has attended more than forty conferences on Risk Management of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, and as an expert in the field, he has been a speaker at more than thirty-five international conferences (United States, Mexico, Central America and in several countries of South America).
At the international level, it has provided training in the topic of Risk Management of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, directly and through the Banking Associations of several countries, to the organizations of different Financial Entities, Insurance, Stock Market, Leasing , Factoring and the Real Sector, at the Latin American level (Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Mexico) and the United States.
On the other hand, as Partner of SKOL, SERNA & RUIZ SAS, Advisors / Consultants in Risk Management, he led the organization of the VI Ibero-American Congress on Risk Management, Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (the congress of the Real Sector), In the city of Bogotá, in October 2012. Similarly, as Compliance Officer of the Bancolombia Group, he organized two events for the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, aimed at Private Banking, Business and SME Clients where they participated as speakers, national and international authorities in the matter.
In addition, he has provided advice on the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, important companies such as AJOVER S.A., Drogas la Rebaja (Coopservir), Envigado Fútbol Club and other companies of the Real Sector.
Author of the book, Methodology for Administration, Self-control and Risk Management – M, Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Fraud, Bribery, Corruption and Tax Evasion. Practical Guide, May 2019.