José Darío Uribe

Governor General
Banco de la República–Colombia
Head of Central Bank of Colombia

José Darío Uribe has been the Governor of the Banco de la Republica since January, 2005. Prior to that, he had worked as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank starting in January, 1998 and as the Director of the Bank’s Research Department from September, 1993 to 1998. Before going to the Central Bank, he was a Unit Director for the National Planning Department and economic advisor for the National Federation of Coffee-growers.

He has taught macroeconomics and economic growth at various universities in Colombia since 1993. He has bachelor degrees in Business Administration from EAFIT (1981) and Economy from Los Andes University (1984) and earned a doctorate (PhD) in economy at the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaigne (1993).

He has authored several articles published in national and international journals on monetary policy, exchange rates and economic growth. Dr. Uribe has also been an editor and member of the Editorial Committee of Academic Journals (Revistas Academicas) and received awards for his academic accomplishments in Colombia and his work as the head of a central bank on the international level.

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