Connecting Medellín with cooperation and investment opportunities is one of the challenges facing the new director in the internationalization process of the city during the 2024-2027 administration of Mayor Federico Gutiérrez.

Her resume highlights her extensive experience in public and private entities of the city, where she was able to learn in depth the challenges faced by companies and entities that promote development. Between 2007 and 2010 she was mayor of Comuna 14; from 2006 to 2010 she worked as a lawyer at Bancolombia; from 2012 to 2016, she was partner and co-founder of RE-PAZ-ANDO; between 2016 and 2019 she was general director of the APP Agency and between 2021 and 2022 she served as Manager of the Sustainability Ecosystem Association of the Socya Foundation.

This lawyer graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, is also a specialist in Political Studies from Eafit, a specialist in Business Law from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

In his presentation to the technical team of ACI Medellin, Zambrano emphasized that the entity will be a leader in the internationalization strategy and that he will put his knowledge and experience to make Medellin shine.

“My priority in the direction of ACI Medellin will be the same one given to me by Mayor Federico Gutierrez to build ties between the public and private sectors, again generating trust and strengthening investment and cooperation between local actors with the entire business ecosystem. My job will be to ensure that all the international relations of the conglomerate serve for the development and welfare of citizens,” he said.

With great relational skills, discipline and knowledge of the city, ACI Medellin is confident that, under the leadership of Cristina Zambrano, the District of Medellin will have a new horizon that will allow it to consolidate itself as an attractive investment and business destination throughout the region. It was the first time in Medellín that private capital was linked to public space qualification projects.

Among his professional achievements is the consolidation of the first public-private partnership project bank for Medellín, with more than 126 projects analyzed in sectors such as transportation and mobility, education, sports and recreation, environmental sustainability, solid waste, public buildings, among others.

As part of public management, he played a leading role in the formulation of strategies to promote the city, inside and outside the country, to make it attractive to foreign investment; the articulation of initiatives of public-private partnerships at the central and decentralized levels; and the coordination of the participatory budget, awarded by the Mayor’s Office of Medellin to the commune 14.

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