The new board of directors of Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) was defined and finalized during its first session under new chair Medellín Mayor Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, who was elected in October to run Colombia’s second-largest city for the second time.
In addition to Gutiérrez, better known as “Fico” and who previously served as Medellín mayor from 2016-2019, the board that was announced on January 11 includes eight independent members:
- Felipe Bayón Pardo
Luis Felipe Henao Cardona
Luis Fernando Rico Pinzón
Josefina Agudelo Trujillo
Luis Fernando Álvarez Jaramillo
Elena Rico Villegas
Alberto Arroyave Lema
Gabriel Ricardo Maya Maya
Felipe Bayón Pardo is the highest-profile member of the board, having served as head of state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol from 2017 to 2023. Several others have served on the board of EPM previously.
“The board of directors as a whole has a wide mix of profiles that will allow them to take on the challenges of the organization and accompany the director in his management,” said the firm in a statement.
The first session also defined the five committees that will be included within the board: audit and risk; management and corporate governance; sustainability, strategy, and investments; IT & cybersecurity; and project tracking.
Photo: Federico “Fico” Gutierrez, the once-again mayor of Medellín.