Luis Alberto Moreno Mejía
(born May 3, 1953) is a Colombian
diplomat and journalist. He was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank
in July 2005.
Luis Alberto Moreno was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank during a special meeting of the Bank's Board of Governors at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C. on July 27, 2005 and took office on October 1, 2005.
Previous to joining the IDB, Moreno served as Colombia's Ambassador to the United States for 7 years. Ambassador Moreno oversaw a dramatic improvement in Colombian-U.S. relations during his tenure in Washington. His most notable achievement was the successful effort to build strong bipartisan support in the United States Congress for passage of more than US$4 billion in U.S. assistance programs for Colombia.
Prior to his post as Ambassador, Moreno served a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors in Colombia. Immediately prior to his appointment in Washington, he served as representative for the Andean Region of WestSphere Capital, a private equity firm focusing on investment opportunities in Latin America, from August 1997 to July 1998. Previously, he served as senior advisor to the Luis Carlos Sarmiento Organization, the leading banking & financial group in Colombia with over US$10 billion in assets, from November 1994 to August 1997.
From 1991 to 1994, during the administration of President César Gaviria, Moreno worked in the Colombian Government in a... Read More