Leonel Fernández, Panelist at the World Economic Forum in Medellin, Colombia

June 13, 2016

Dr. Leonel Fernández, president of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) travels Monday to Colombia, where his agenda includes a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, at Palacio de Nariño, in Bogotá, and his participation as a panelist at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2016 to be held in Medellín.

Fernández, who is also Chairman of the European Union-Latin America
and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) and former President of the Dominican Republic, will also meet, in Bogotá, the director of the National Department of Planning, Simón Gaviria, and will held meetings with businessmen, diplomats and authorities from Universidad del Rosario.

After exhausting his institutional commitments in Bogotá, Fernández will travel to Medellín, where he will be participating as a panelist at the World Economic Forum on Latin America. There
he will share the stage with several internationally renowned names, including Felipe González, former President of the Spanish Government.

Similarly, the former Dominican Head of State will partake in the preparatory meeting of Advancing Latin America’s Transformation, also featuring Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Enrique García, President of Banco de América
Latina; Eric Parrado, chairman at Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras de Chile and Fernando Apórtela Rodriguez, Mexican Minister of Finance, among other prominent executives from the banking and financial sector in Latin America and United States.

The World Economic Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.