Luis Alberto Moreno

Colombia |  Former President, Inter-American Development Bank


Luis Alberto Moreno was the President of the Inter-American Development Bank from 2005 to 2020. He chaired the Board of Executive Directors of IDB Invest, the Group’s private sector arm, as well as the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), an innovation laboratory for development. Before joining the Bank, Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. Prior to his ambassadorship, Moreno had a distinguished career in business and government. As Minister of Economic Development, he carried out a comprehensive competitiveness agenda and was head of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial, Colombia’s public sector holding company. In the private sector he was the executive producer of TV Hoy, an award-winning broadcast news program, and a strategic advisor to major Colombian companies and foreign investors.

Moreno has received numerous distinctions, including Colombia’s highest peacetime decoration, the Grand Cross of the Order of Boyaca; Brazil’s Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco; Spain’s Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel La Catolica; the Inter-American Dialogue’s Distinguished Leadership in the Americas Award for Social Equity; the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service; the Eagle of the Americas award from the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America; and Latin Trade’s Bravo Business Award for Distinguished Service to the Hemisphere.

Moreno was an event speaker at the Dialogue. 

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