Sergio Fajardo

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Sergio Fajardo Valderrama
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Governor of Antioquia
In office
January 1, 2012 – January 1, 2016
Preceded by Luis Alfredo Ramos
Succeeded by Luis Perez
Mayor of Medellín
In office
January 1, 2004 – January 1, 2007
Preceded by Luis Pérez Gutiérrez
Succeeded by Alonso Salazar Jaramillo
Personal details
Born (1956-06-19) June 19, 1956 (age 61)
Medellín, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Compromiso Ciuadadano
Other political
affiliations
Green Alliance (2010-2015)
Spouse(s) Ana Lucrecia Ramírez R.
Residence Medellín, Colombia
Alma mater University of the Andes
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Profession Mathematician
Politician
Journalist
Website http://www.sergiofajardo.com/

Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, (Born June 6, 1956) is a Colombian Politician and Mathematician. Fajardo served as the Governor of Antioquia from 2012-2016. [1] He first entered politics in 2003 when he was elected Mayor of Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of Antioquia. [2] Fajardo was the Vice Presidential nominee of Antanas Mockus in 2010, finishing in second place after losing the runoff against Juan Manuel Santos and Angelino Garzon. Fajardo brands himself as a pragmatic politician with no particular ideology, with political analysts and media outlets in Colombia labelling him as a centrist politician not tied to the traditional parties in Colombia.[3]

In July 2017, Sergio Fajardo announced his campaign to run for President in the upcoming elections in 2018. [4]

Biography[edit]

Fajardo is married to Ana Lucrecia Restrepo, and is the father to Mariana Fajardo and Alejandro Fajardo. He graduated (high school) from the Colegio Benedictino, and has an undergraduate and a graduate degree (M.Sc) in mathematics from the Universidad de los Andes - Bogotá. Fajardo then went to the United States to study, and earned a PhD in Mathematics with a minor in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a journalist he was subdirector of El Colombiano and wrote a regular column for El Mundo, El Espectador and Dinero; he had roles in the TV programs Operación Ciudad in Telemedellín and Zanahoria in Teleantioquia and also formed part of the Viva FM Caracol Radio team.

He has been involved in peace processes as founding member of the Comisión Facilitadora de Paz de Antioquia while Álvaro Uribe was the governor of Antioquia and has given conferences on Colombia's armed conflict. He is also a member of Washington D.C. based think tank the Inter-American Dialogue.[5]

In 2009, Fajardo, along with Alejandro Echeverri, were awarded the winners of the Curry Stone Design Prize, for their bold and ambitious public works plan for the city of Medellín.[6]

Publications[edit]

  • Fajardo, S., Keisler, H.J. (2002), Model Theory of Stochastic Processes. Lecture Notes in Logic. Association for Symbolic Logic. A.K.Peters, Natick, MA. ISBN 1-56881-172-1.
  • Fajardo, S. (2007), Medellín del miedo a la esperanza. Alcaldía de Medellín.

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