27-28 February 2018 Atlantis The Palm, Dubai


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H.E. César Gaviria

28th President of Colombia

Cesar Gaviria will discuss how governments in Latin America are trying to rebuild the trust of both citizens and investors

César Gaviria was President of Colombia from 1990 to 1994. He began his political career after studying economics at Universidad de los Andes, and was elected to Colombia’s House of Representatives in 1974. He served as finance minister and minister of the interior in the administration of President Virgilio Barco (1986–90). Under Mr Gaviria’s presidency, Colombia drafted a new, more democratic constitution.

From 1994 he served two terms as Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States. He is Co-Founder of The Global Commission on Drug Policy, and serves on the the board of directors of Oceana, a global non-profit focused on preventing the collapse of marine life.

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