Javier Díaz Fajardo
Javier currently serves as CEO of Bancoldex, Colombia´s business development bank. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial markets of Latin America. Javier has transformed Bancoldex´s business model from a second-tier lender of commercial banks to a direct lender of Colombian enterprises; and through the Covid-19 pandemic, he has launched over 50 lines of credit for micro, small, medium enterprises with longer tenors and grace periods, reduced interest rates and government-funded repayment guaranties.
From January 2018 to January 2019, Javier Díaz Fajardo served as CEO of the Renta 4 Global trust company. Between 2013 and 2017 he held the positions of Vice President of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer of the Colombian Stock Exchange, where he actively participated in the transformation of the business model and advanced the first fintech for the financing of SMEs through capital markets.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations for Grupo Aval. Before joining Grupo Aval, he founded and acted as CEO of Andes Capital, an investment fund in Colombia. Until 2007, he served as Chief Counsel for the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund.
Javier is a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows, Silicon Valley’s premier venture capital and entrepreneurship network, and he is also a founding member of Colombia´s corporate governance institute. He has served on 11 boards of directors and teaches Financial System: History, Strategy and Leadership at CESA, Colombia’s leading business school.