Jorge's career spans roles in Multilateral Development Banks, public and private sectors, including a stint as a diplomat. A former Fulbright Scholar with a Ph.D. in Political Science, he is also an opinion writer. He has managed more than 700 social projects, designed public policies across Latin America, and has a specific focus on vulnerable communities and rural regions. His expertise includes a deep understanding of inequality, foreign relations, and Latin American issues, with strong skills in negotiation, international relations, and social responsibility.
His career has been rooted in International Development, Public Policy, and Political Science, areas that align strongly with his academic background. During his doctoral studies at Loyola University in Chicago, his dissertation, titled “Reducing Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico,” was awarded with a distinction. Jorge currently serves as the Senior Counselor for the Board of Executive Directors at the Office of Colombia and Peru at the InterAmerican Development Band (IDB) and IDB Invest. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, where he studies the relationship between the USA and Colombia and China's influence in the region.