Clemente del Valle

Director, Center for Sustainable Finance, Universidad de los Andes

Mr. del Valle is a global capital markets expert with more than 35 years of experience designing and promoting innovative financing mechanisms. He is renowned as one of the most knowledgeable experts in capital markets in Colombia and has made invaluable contributions throughout his career to develop this market in the country. The Market Maker Program (Programa de Creadores de Mercardo), for instance, was led and promoted by Mr. del Valle, to which Colombia now owes its mature public debt market and high secondary market liquidity. Similarly, he has boosted the market’s development by strengthening the market as a funding channel for innovation projects.

In his capacity as Superintendent of Securities, he promoted the Bill that laid the foundations for the development of the capital market, leading to the growth of the Colombian Stock Exchange in the last 15 years. As President of Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), the bank specializing in infrastructure in Colombia which has become a benchmark institution for developing countries, he led the mobilization of various national and international funding sources to allocate the necessary resources to finance the 4G Program, one of the largest PPP program in the developing world, an unprecedented episode in the country that is transforming Colombia.

Mr. del Valle is result-oriented and possesses a global mindset and know-how as well as first-rate analysis, implementation, and risk management skills. He worked at the World Bank promoting the integration of adequate regulatory frameworks in various countries in order to strengthen the connection of capital markets with key sectors of the economy, such as infrastructure and housing. Mr. del Valle has vast experience in public, private, and multilateral sectors, holding prominent positions in Colombia, such as Director of Public Credit at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Director-General of International Trade and Deputy Minister of Economic Development at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. He also worked at the Ministry of Economic Development and the National Planning Department. Moreover, he has sat on various Boards of public and private institutions.

Del Valle is an economist from Universidad de Los Andes, with a master’s degree in economics from the same university, and a master’s degree in economics with an emphasis in monetary economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.