President Iván Duque Márquez
He was born in Bogotá on August 1, 1976. He is a lawyer graduated from the Sergio Arboleda University, with major studies in philosophy and humanities. Expert in economics, with executive studies at Harvard, and with master's degrees from Georgetown, in Public Policy Management, and from American University, in Economic Law.
He has been columnist and professor. He was the head of the Culture, Creativity and Solidarity division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), leading social innovation, entrepreneurship, youth issues and creative economy. He was a consultant to the IDB presidency and a main advisor for Colombia.
As Senator he worked for the approval of five laws of the Republic: the Orange Law, which promotes the creative industries and culture as a motor of development; the Severance Act, which allows the use of Severance savings to prepay the education of children and dependents; the Defibrillators Act, which makes mandatory the installation of Defibrillators in public places and in emergency transport in Colombia; the Law of 'Empresas B', which provides the conditions to create commercial societies of Collective and Benefit Interest, and he is co-author of the Law that extended the maternity labor permission days from 14 to 18 weeks.
He is the author of books such as Indignacción, ideas para la Colombia del Futuro; Pecados Monetarios; Maquiavelo en Colombia; Efecto Naranja; El Futuro Está en el Centro; Arqueología de mi Padre; and is co-author, along with Felipe Buitrago, of the book La Economía Naranja.
President Iván Duque in addition to his legislative activity has been successful in several areas of the country's political current affairs. He was the one who drafted, presented and defended the lawsuit against the Legislative Act for Peace, before the Constitutional Court, which limited the fast track procedure and allow the Congress to make changes in the implementation of the agreements with Farc. In 2016 he was chosen as one of the most important leaders in the country by Semana Magazine and the Colombia Líder Foundation. During his three years as a congressman he was elected as the best Senator by his own colleagues and by several local organizations that stand out and measure the work of Colombian legislators.
President Duque is married to Mrs. María Juliana Ruiz, who have three children: Luciana, Matías and Eloísa.
On June 17, 2018, Iván Duque was elected President of Colombia for the constitutional period 2018 - 2022, with 10,398,689 votes, with a government program based on Legality, Entrepreneurship and Equity.