ALICIA VICTORIA ARANGO OLMOS
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva
Having worked for more than 28 years in top management positions in the public sector, Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos has focused her work on social policy, high level negotiation processes, project coordination and management. She is taking over the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva for the second time, after having been Minister of the Interior and Minister with presidential functions, Minister of Labor, Chief of Debate in the presidential campaign of Iván Duque Márquez, Director of the party Centro Democrático and Chief of Staff of the Office of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez.
Ambassador Arango has held several positions of public responsibility in Colombia including Director of the Institute for Sport and Recreation of Bogotá under the administration of Mayor Enrique Peñalosa, Advisor to the General Director of the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare, Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Youth at the Ministry of Education and Deputy Director of the Colombian Institute of Management INCOWA.
Ambassador Arango holds a BA Degree in Business Administration from CESA University (College of High Level Studies in Administration) and a Graduate Degree in Public Management from Los Andes University, both in Bogota. In 1990 she received a Leon A. Bekaert Fund Scholarship on Management of Small and Medium Enterprises.