Jorge Mario Velásquez
President Grupo Argos S.A.
Jorge Mario Velásquez Jaramillo was born on June 7, 1960, in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Antioquia School of Engineering and made a specialization with an emphasis on the Cement Industry in England. He participated in the CEO's Management Program of Kellogg School of Management and in the Supply Chain Strategies program of Stanford University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the High Government program of the Government School of the Universidad de los Andes.
Since April 1, 2016, he has served as president of Grupo Argos, an infrastructure holding company in the Americas, a leader in the cement business through Cementos Argos, with a unique platform for investment in road and airport concessions managed by Odinsa and a differentiated and innovative portfolio in both conventional and renewable energies managed by Celsia.
Before playing his role as president of Grupo Argos, he developed an outstanding career as president of Cementos Argos, a leading company in the Cement business in Colombia, with presence in 15 countries and currently the second largest concrete producer in the United States.
This business leader, who began his career at Argos in 1986 as a practitioner, held various positions at Cementos Argos in the past, including the Vice President of Logistics of Argos, the General Management of Cementos del Nare, the Presidency of Cementos Paz del Río and the Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency, with responsibilities for Cementos Argos operations in Panama, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Suriname and island territories, as well as the company's international trade.
He is currently a senior member of the board of directors of Cementos Argos, Celsia, Odinsa, Fundación Grupo Argos, the National Association of Entrepreneurs - ANDI, Proantioquia, and the Superior Council of the EIA University.