Jorge Mario Velásquez
Jorge Mario Velásquez Jaramillo was born in Bogotá in 1960. He graduated as a Civil engineer at the School of Engineering of Antioquia and later specialized with emphasis in the cement industry in England, and also participated in the CEO´s management Program at Kellogg School of Management and in the Stanford University's Supply Chain strategies program. He is also a graduate of the high government program of the School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes.
Since April 1, 2016, he serves as president of the group ARGOS S. A, parent company group with presence in 17 countries and strategic investments in the business of cement, energy, and concessions.
Before reaching the president of the Argos Group, Dr. Velásquez had been performing since 2012 as chairman of Cementos Argos S. A, a leading company in the cement business in Colombia with presence in more than 14 countries, and currently the second most important player in the Southeast of the USA.
Grupo Argos is a holding of sustainable investments in infrastructure. Its legal nature corresponds to a corporation, registered in the Stock Exchange of Colombia, as well as its subsidiaries Argos (cement), Celsia (energy) and Odinsa (road and airport concessions).
Grupo Argos, the parent company of Grupo Empresarial, has strategic investments in listed companies and private companies, and a solid portfolio of investments. In the Colombian stock market, Grupo Argos is an issuer of ordinary shares, preferred shares and fixed income securities, represented by strategic investors, private investment funds, pension funds, brokerage firms and investors in general (individuals and Interested in participating in the country's securities market.