A former Antonian, Dr. Juan José Echavarría, has just been elected as the new General Manager of the Central Bank in Colombia.
He completed his DPhil in 1994 under the supervision of Rosemary Thorp, Emeritus Fellow at the LAC, with the thesis ‘External Shocks and Industrialization: Colombia, 1920-1950’.
Before coming to Oxford, he graduated as an Engineer at the Escuela de Minas in Medellín and completed a Masters’ in Economics at the University of Boston. He has been Dean of Economics at the Universidad Nacional, Vice-Minister of Foreign Commerce, Researcher at the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros and Fedesarrollo, and Co-Director of the Central Bank.
His appointment is originally for four years, with possibility of re-election up to two further terms.