Carlos Enrique Cavelier is president of Alquería, one of Colombia’s largest dairy producers, and Banco de Alimentos de Bogotá. He has previously served as secretary general of Colombia’s ministry of justice, a representative in the national legislature, and senior advisor to the minister of agriculture. He has been a columnist for La Prensa, and has published articles in El Tiempo, El País and Semana, as well as three books.

Cavelier graduated cum laude with a BA in anthropology and sociology from the University of Vermont, with minors in German and education. He also has an MPA from Harvard University. He was a teacher for seven years at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, in the faculty of management.