Juan Carlos Echeverry (politician)

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Juan Carlos Echeverry
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68th Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
In office
7 August 2010 – 3 September 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos
Preceded by Óscar Iván Zuluaga Escobar
Succeeded by Mauricio Cárdenas Santa María
Director of the National Planning Department of Colombia
In office
27 August 2000 – 7 August 2002
President Andrés Pastrana Arango
Preceded by Mauricio Cárdenas Santa María
Succeeded by Santiago Montenegro Trujillo
Personal details
Born (1962-09-12) 12 September 1962 (age 54)
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) Verónica Navas Ospina (2004-present)
Children Gabriel Echeverry Navas
Gregorio Echeverry Navas
Alma mater University of the Andes (BA.)
New York University (PhD)
Profession Economist
Religion Roman Catholic

Juan Carlos Echeverry Garzón (born 12 September 1962) is a Colombian economist and the president of Ecopetrol, an oil and gas company. He served as the 68th Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia. He is the president of Econcept, a financial consulting firm in Bogotá and is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of the Andes. He was also a visiting professor at IE Business School, Madrid in 2013.[1]

He served as Colombia’s Minister of Economic Planning from 2000 to 2002 and held the position of Dean of Economics at the University of the Andes from 2002-2006. He was appointed finance minister by Colombia's President-elect Juan Manuel Santos on June 22, 2010.[2]

Echeverry has a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University [3] and a B.A. in Economics from the University of the Andes. Echeverry writes a weekly editorial for CNN en Español.