Andrés Pastrana

President of Colombia (1998-2002)

Date of birth:

Born 1954.

Education:

  • Doctor in Law, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario
  • Fellowship, Harvard Center for International Affairs

Professional experience and political career:

  • Managing Director, Guion Magazine, Fundacion Colombiana de Comunicacion Social 1978-79
  • Managing Director, Datos Y Mensajes S.A. News Broadcasting Co. 1979-80
  • Director, TV Hoy News, Datos Y Mensajes S.A. 1980-87
  • Bogota City Council 1982-86; President, Plan Commission of Bogota 1982-86
  • Mayor of Bogota 1988-90
  • Member, Executive Committee, International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) 1988
  • President, Latin American Chapter, IULA 1988-89
  • Vice-President, Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities 1989
  • President, World Mayor’s Drug Conference 1989-90
  • Senator, Republic of Columbia 1991-93
  • Secretary-General, Latin American Union Parties 1993-98
  • Director, United Nations University International Leadership Academy 1994-95
  • Ambassador to the United States 2005-06.