Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos today appointed Jorge Castaño Gutiérrez as the new superintendent of the country’s top financial services regulatory agency, Superintendencia Financiera (Superfinanciera).
Santos made the move official today in a ceremony at the Casa de Nariño in Bogotá, saying that the Externado University-trained lawyer, who has previously served in high-level roles at Superfinancieria, will bring continuity to the organization and engender confidence from the markets.
Photo: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) appointed Jorge Castaño Gutiérrez as the head of Superfinanciera today at the Casa de Nariño in Bogotá. (Credit: Superfinanciera)
“The world of banking, finance, and, government — and all of the observers of our economy — know that Dr. Castaño knows how to do his work,” said Santos.
During his earlier tenure at Superfinanciara, Jorge Castaño Gutiérrez served as financial superintendent and director of research and development. He coordinated the agency’s Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) and led various working groups within the entity that worked closely with international institutions including the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and Association of Banking Supervisors of the Americas (ASBA)
While receiving his legal degree, Castaño took on a specialization from Externado University in financial and securities law. He also earned a master’s degree in economic development from Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain.