Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M appointed three new vice presidents for its Colombia business groups. Carolina Echeverri, Juliana Ayala, and Álvaro Zapata each took over their new positions on September 1.
Carolina Echeverri becomes 3M’s new vice president in its safety and graphics business group. She has been working with the firm for nearly 15 years, rising from a marketing analyst to her current role.
In 2013, Echeverri became vice president of 3M’s healthcare business group in Colombia. The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana graduate took over for Iván Cadavid.
Juliana Ayala is moving into Echeverri’s old position to become the vice president for the healthcare business group. She has been with 3M since 2006, starting in accounts receivable before transitioning into a job working as a financial analyst.
Ayala then rose to vice president of the electronics and energy business group in 2013. She is an alum of Universidad Externado de Colombia. She has a finance and international Relations degree, a CESA’s corporate finance specialization and an INALDE MBA.
Álvaro Zapata has replaced Ayala to become vice president for the electronics and energy business group. He started working at 3M in 2005 as a financial analyst, and has experience within the firm’s finance, treasury, credit, and tax divisions.
He previously served as business manager for the automotive division and is a graduate from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.