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Fernando Carrillo Flórez

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Professional affiliation

Procurador General (Inspector General), Republic of Colombia

Full Biography

Fernando CarrilloFlórez is Inspector General (Procurador General) of Colombia, having previously served as Ambassador to Spain and Minister of the Interior. He entered politics at a young age to promote the “Séptima Papeleta” movement, which encouraged the reform of the Constitution and the creation of the Asamblea Nacional Constituyente of 1991, in which he later served. A year later, he served as Minister of Justice for the administration of President César Gaviria. Between 1997 and 2012, he was the representative for Brazil at the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2010, he coordinated the transition between the administrations of President Álvaro Uribe and President Juan Manuel Santos; Carrillo later joined the Santos administration as Director of the Agency of Judicial Defense of the State and subsequently as Minister of the Interior. He holds a law degree and a B.S. in Socioeconomic Sciences from the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, and a M.P.A. and a Masters in Law and Public Finances from Harvard University.