Bio

José Alberto Vélez Cadavid served as Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Argos at Argos USA Corporation. Dr. Vélez Cadavid serves as the President of Odinsa S.A. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Inversura S.A. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Grupo Argos S.A. He served as President and Vice President of Enterprise Development at Suramericana S.A. He served Cementos Argos S.A until March 31, 2016 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Suramericana de Seguros S.A. since 2000 and Vice President of Investments from 1996 to 2000. He held various other managerial positions at Suramericana de Seguros S.A. since 1984. He served as Vice President of Enterprise Development and Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Suramericana de Seguros. He served as President of the Board at Celsia SA ESP. Dr. Vélez Cadavid served as the Chairman of Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana SA. Dr. Vélez Cadavid serves as Chairman of Consejo Empresarial Colombiano para el Desarrollo Sostenible -CECODES (Colombian Business Council for Sustainable Development) and Member of the Americas' Society - Council of The Americas, based in New York. He has been an Independent Director of Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. since June 2011. He served as a Director of Odinsa S.A. since August 14, 2015. He serves as a Trustee at Proantioquia, Codesarrollo, the Suramericana Foundation, Fundación Fraternidad (also known as Fraternidad Medellín Foundation) and the Privy Council for Competitiveness in Colombia. He served as a Director of Celsia SA ESP. He serves as a Director of Cementos Argos S.A., Grupo Sura S.A. and Crystal S.A. He serves as a Director of Situm, Calcetines Crystal and Grupo Suramericana S.A. He served as Chairman of The Board of Cementos Argos and Chairman of The Board of Celsia of Argos USA Corporation. He served a Director at Bancolombia S.A. since 1996 until March 16, 2016. He served as Chairman of Cementos Argos S.A until March 31, 2016. He served as a Director at Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. since March 25, 2004 until 2016. He served as a Director Grupo Nutresa S.A. (formerly, Grupo Nacional de Chocolates) since 2005. He was an alderman on the Medellin City Council and Assistant to the Governor of the Department of Antioquia. Dr. Vélez Cadavid holds Undergraduate Degree in Administrative Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering from University of California-Los Angeles in the United States and Postgraduate Diploma of Engineer Honoris Causa from École Nationale d'Ingénieurs (National School of Engineers), Metz, France.