Wednesday, 19 May 2021, Bogotá, Republic of Colombia: President Iván Duque appointed lawyer and top diplomat María Ximena Lombana Villalba at the helm of the country’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
The Minister Lombana Villalba is a graduate of the Universidad del Rosario Law School, holds a Master’s degree in International Business Law from Washington College of Law at the American University as well as a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Paris II.
In the diplomatic field, she has served as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Colombian Embassy in Spain, the same position she held at the Colombian Embassy in France, and as First Secretary and Chargée d’Affaires at the Colombian Mission to the United Nations’ Organizations in Vienna (Austria).
Likewise she was a Researcher at the Organization of American States.
In the public sector, she has also served as Secretary General of Bancóldex and at the Ministry of the Interior.
For further information
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism: https://www.mincit.gov.co/ministerio/ministra
About Minister María Ximena Lombana Villalba: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/María_Ximena_Lombana