Fernando Carrillo Flórez

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Fernando Carrillo Flórez
Fernando Carrillo Flórez 2014 (cropped).jpg
Colombia Ambassador to Spain
Assuming office
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Succeeding Orlando Sardi de Lima
11th Minister of the Interior of Colombia
In office
3 September 2012 – 11 September 2013
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Federico Renjifo Vélez
Succeeded by Aurelio Iragorri Valencia
1st Director of the National Legal Defence Agency of Colombia
In office
15 March 2012 – 3 September 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Succeeded by Adriana María Guillén Arango
55th Ministry of Justice of Colombia
In office
7 August 1991 – 29 June 1992
President César Gaviria Trujillo
Preceded by Jaime Giraldo Ángel
Personal details
Born (1963-05-13)13 May 1963
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Other political
affiliations
New Liberalism(1979-1986)
Spouse(s) Diana Cristina Serpa Preciado
(-present)
Children Laura Carrillo Serpa
Natalia Carrillo Serpa
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University
(BA, JD, 1985)
Harvard University
(LLM, 1987; MPA, 1994)
Profession Lawyer, Economist

Fernando Carrillo Flórez (born 13 May 1963) is a Pontifical Xavierian University educated lawyer and economist, with postgraduate studies from Harvard University. He served as Colombia's 11th Minister of the Interior from 2012 to 2013, and 55th Minister of Justice from 1991 to 1992.

Academic career[edit]

Carrillo attended the Cervantes Lyceum from where he graduated in 1978,[1] he then went on to College at the Pontifical Xavierian University from where graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Economics and a Juris Doctor; his thesis, Sector Financiero y Delincuencia Económica (Financial Sector and Economic Delinquency), co-authored with Jorge Pinzon Sanchez, was published by Editorial Temis Librería. Carrillo pursued further studies in the United States attending Harvard Law School where he earned a Master of Laws in 1987, and returned in the 90's earning a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1994.

Right out off college Carrillo began teaching at his alma mater as Professor of Constitutional Law; he also been Professor of Public Finance at Our Lady of the Rosary University, and the University of La Sabana; Professor of Commercial Law at the University of the Andes, Saint Thomas Aquinas University, and ICESI University; and visiting scholar at various other institutions including Sciences Po, University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, American University, and the Charles III University of Madrid.

On 13 September 2012 Carrillo was named Corresponding Member of the Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence.[2]

Political career[edit]

Constituent Assembly[edit]

On 7 August 1990, the newly inaugurated President of Colombia, César Gaviria Trujillo, appointed Carrillo as Presidential Adviser on Constituent Assembly Matters.[3] Because of constitutional restrictions on sitting officials, Carrillo resigned his post to run for a seat in the Constituent Assembly,[4] feat that he managed when the elections were held in December. On 5 February 1991 the National Constituent Assembly was convened with Carrillo as a member.

Ministry of Justice[edit]

On 6 August 1991 President Gaviria appointed Carrillo as Minister of Justice.[5] Carrillo, who at the time was serving as Assemblyman and Chairman of the Justice Committee of the Constituent Assembly, was replaced as Chairperson by Assemblywoman Martha Lucía Pinzón Galán.[6]

Inter-American Development Bank[edit]

After Carrillo resigned as Minister of Justice, he travelled to the United States to study at Harvard, this would mark the beginning of a 20-year hiatus from public service choosing to remain in the private sector in international circles, an absence that was felt among certain political sectors that wished his returns to the political scene.[7] In 1994, he joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He was the Chief Advisor to the State, Governance and Civil Society Division at the IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C. between 1994 and 2003; IDB's representative and spokesperson at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States between 1996 and 2003; and Alternate Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Paris between 2003 and 2010.

National Legal Defence Agency[edit]

On 24 January 2012 during the inauguration of Beatriz Londoño Soto as Minister of Health and Social Protection, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced the designation of Carrillo as Director of the National Legal Defence Agency,[8] a newly created executive agency ascribed to the Ministry of Justice and Law, and charged with coordinating, organizing, and structuring the country's legal defence, and whenever possible, avoid damages to the State's assets. Carrillo, who at the time was working as Head Representative of the IDB in Brazil, had worked for Santos in his presidential campaign as Head of the Presidential Transition Committee after the election.[9] On 15 March, President Santos sworn in Carrillo as the National Legal Defence Agency's 1st Director in a ceremony at the Palace of Nariño.[10]

Ministry of the Interior[edit]

On 31 August 2012, President Santos announced a reshuffle of his Cabinet, and as part of this changes Carrillo was named Minister of the Interior replacing Federico Renjifo Vélez who in turn had been moved to be Minister of Mines and Energy.;[11] Carrillo and five other new ministers were sworn in three days later on 3 September at a ceremony in the Palace of Nariño.[12]

Ambassadorship[edit]

The day after his resignation, President Santos announced the designation of Carrillo to succeed Orlando Sardi de Lima as Ambassador of Colombia to Spain.

Personal life[edit]

Fernando was born on 13 May 1963 in Bogotá, Colombia[13] to Rafael Carrillo Piñeros and Adelia Flórez.[14] He is married to Diana Cristina Serpa Preciado with whom he has two daughters, Laura and Natalia.[14]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex Alumnos Destacados" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Cervantes Lyceum. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ministro Carrillo tomará posesión como miembro de la Academia Colombiana de Jurisprudencia" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Nuevos Cargos y Nuevas Caras en Palacio". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 8 August 1990. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "El Consejero Presidencial Fernando Carrillo". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 8 August 1990. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Justicia: Un Reto a la Nueva Generación". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 6 August 1991. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Estado de Sitio a Congresito". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 7 August 1991. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "¿Qué pasó con?". Semana (in Spanish). Bogotá. 26 July 2008. ISSN 0124-5473. OCLC 7475329. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Santos Calderón, Juan Manuel (24 January 2012). "Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la posesión de la Ministra de Salud, Beatriz Londoño y del Director de Planeación Nacional, Mauricio Santamaría" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "'Nuestra función no es cogobernar': Fernando Carrillo". El Espectador (in Spanish). 11 July 2010. ISSN 0122-2856. OCLC 436626557. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Santos Calderón, Juan Manuel (15 March 2012). "Declaración del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la posesión de Fernando Carrillo como Director de la Agencia para la Defensa Jurídica de la Nación" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Presidente Santos designó ministros de Interior y de Ambiente" (in Spanish). Armenia, Quindío: Colombia, Office of the President of. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Palabras del Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en la posesión de los seis nuevos Ministros del Despacho" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Office of the President of. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fernando Carrillo: Un Sardino Con Estrella". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 6 August 1991. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Carrillo Floréz, Fernando (13 September 2012). "Discurso de Posesión de Doctor Fernando Carrillo Floréz" (speech) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence. Retrieved 14 April 2013. [permanent dead link]

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