Barranquilla-based window and glassmaker Tecnoglass, Inc. has named Santiago Giraldo as its chief financial officer, the company announced today.
He will replace Joaquin Fernandez, who is remaining with Tecnoglass in the position of director of administration and finance for the firm’s operating subsidiaries. “His decision to step down as chief financial officer is not related to any issues regarding financial disclosures, accounting matters, or business issues,” said the company in a statement.
Effective immediately, Giraldo, who had previously served as deputy chief financial officer, will now be tasked with overseeing Tecnoglass’ corporate finance, accounting, tax management, SEC reporting, and business development initiatives, said the company.
Before joining Tecnoglass, Giraldo served as CFO at Ocensa, a subsidiary of Ecopetrol S.A. He also has experience working as vice president at Citibank Colombia and in the corporate bank units of both JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo in the United States.
“Since joining Tecnoglass, Santiago has been instrumental in building a stronger financial department through his intricate understanding of our business and extensive financial experience,” said José Manuel Daes, chief executive officer of Tecnoglass. “He has designed and implemented stronger internal controls, reporting protocols, and accounting practices.”
Photo: Santiago Giraldo speaks in the Barranquilla office of Tecnoglass. (Credit: Liliana Padierna)