Mr. José Andrés Duarte García.
José Andrés Duarte García is a professional in Government and International Relations from the Externado de Colombia University and has a Specialization in Public Opinion and Political Marketing from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. In 2015 he graduated with a Master's degree in Development Policy in Seoul, South Korea, from the Korean Development Institute, School of Public Policy and Management.
Among his important contributions to the economy and tourism in Colombia, he worked in 2020 as a Short Term Consultant, where he designed a roadmap for the economic development of Norte de Santander and Cúcuta, prioritizing regional and impact projects of the hand of local and national actors.
From 2018 to 2019 he was Dispatch Secretary in the District Secretariat for Economic Development of Bogotá. There he was in charge of leading the policies of the economic, trade and tourism sector of Bogotá. Under his direction, the Bogotá Innovation, Technology and Creative Industries Fund was launched to entrepreneurships and Mipymes with a cultural and technological base, together with the design and approval of the Public Policy of CTeI elevated to district CONPES. He designed and implemented policies to promote competitiveness, science, technology and innovation in companies and enterprises, as well as the internationalization of the capital.
When José Andrés Duarte served as Deputy Director of Promotion and Marketing at the District Tourism Institute of Bogotá, from 2016 to 2017, he managed to position the city as an unmissable tourist destination, through different strategies of 'city marketing', city brand and the articulation of national public actors and private actors.
He has also served as a professor at the Externado University of Colombia in postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations, and as a teaching assistant at the KDI - Korean Development Institute, School of Public Policy and Management.
José Andrés Duarte worked as Regional Manager of Tourist Competitiveness in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, the Vice Ministry of Tourism and the Group of Planning and Sustainable Development of tourism; From 2010 to 2012 he was in charge of implementing the strategic plan of the Ministry, the components of the National Development Plan and the Regional Competitiveness Agreements, supporting the regions led by their mayors, governors, local Chambers of Commerce and unions for better articulation and policy implementation at the local level.
Between 2007 and 2010 José Andrés Duarte worked at the IRI - International Republican Institute as Official Program Manager for Colombia. He led the Good Governance Practices Program that promoted the fight against corruption, encouraging transparency, citizen participation, modernization and efficiency in public administration, in order to strengthen democracy at the institutional level.
Finally, he has stood out for his thirst for knowledge to nurture his personal and professional life. Over the years, learning has grown in importance to him. José Andrés Duarte learned English in 2005 at the London Study Center; In 2006 he studied French at the Center for Foreign Languages of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and at Keimyung University Daegu, South Korea he deepened the Korean language.