Mr. Bermudez has 30+ years of professional experience in the public and private sector. For the last eight years he has served as President of MBA-Lazard Colombia, a leading global investment bank. In the public sector Mr. Bermudez served as advisor to the President, advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colombian ambassador to Argentina, and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has also served on the boards of directors of “Colombia es Pasión”, Proexport, Suramericana Investments and Technoquimicas and has authored and published two books: Colombia-Venezuela, a new bilateral structure and The Audacity of Power.
Mr. Bermudez studied law at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá and has a Ph.D in political sciences and a minor in public opinion from Oxford University.