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Investor Day


Última actualización 16 sept. 2016

Juan Carlos Echeverry, CEO Ecopetrol

Has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ecopetrol, Colombia's National Oil Company, since April 2015.



He has previously served as Colombia's Minister of Finance and Minister of Economic Planning. During his mandate as Minister of Finance in 2011, four international publications (The Banker, America Economía, Emerging Markets, and Institutional Investor) awarded him as the Best Finance Minister of the Americas. Previously, Mr. Echeverry represented Colombia in the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (Washington D.C.) and served as Dean of Economics at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), and Associate Professor of Economics at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain and in Universidad de los Andes. In 2002 he founded Econcept SAS, a consulting firm on economics dedicated to advising foreign and domestic firms investing in Colombia, serving as expert witnesses in arbitration and micro and macro-economic consulting. He is the author of several books about the Colombian economy and co-author of publications focusing on developing economies. Among his work there are economic studies on Africa and countries of the Pacific Basin. Mr. Echeverry has a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and an outstanding academic career in the field of Economics.


Felipe Bayón, COO Ecopetrol

Has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ecopetrol since February 2016. Mr. Bayon holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes.


He has over 24 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. For the last 20 years, he worked at BP plc, most recently as Senior Vice President of BP America and Head of Global Deepwater Response. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Regional President of BP Southern Cone (South America), and prior to 2005 he worked in BP's headquarters as Chief of Staff to the CEO and the Head of the Executive Office for Exploration and Production. He began his career in 1995 in BP Colombia, as a Project Engineer, where he held various positions until becoming Vice President of Operations in Colombia..

María Fernanda Suárez, CFO Ecopetrol

Has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ecopetrol since August 2015. Ms. Suárez holds a degree in Business Administration from CESA and a master's degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University.

Ms. Suárez has 19 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She has held various positions in these sectors, including Public Credit Manager at Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in the Treasury Department, Investment Chief Officer at Porvenir and other high-level positions at Citibank, ABN AMRO and Bank of America. She has served on the board of directors for ISA, Isagen, XM, FEN and Banco Agrario.