President Ivan Duque on Friday appointed Arturo Galindo as a new member of the board of Colombia’s central bank, replacing Jose Antonio Ocampo, who resigned last week, APA reports citing Reuters.
Announcing the appointment on Twitter, Duque described Galindo as a “prestigious economist” who holds more than 25 years experience.
Galindo will join the seven-member board of Colombia’s central bank after a stint of more than 11 years at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he is chief of the strategic planning and monitoring division.
After graduating from Colombia’s University of Los Andes, Galindo went gained a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the United States.
Galindo said the appointment was an enormous honor.
“I assume this challenge with a huge commitment joining a wonderful team,” he said on Twitter.