José Manuel Restrepo is the President of Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. He is an Economist from the same University, where he also obtained a graduate certificate in Private Finance and Senior Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Management of Higher Education Institutions from the University of Bath.
Dr. Restrepo previously worked as President of CESA (a Business School based in Bogota) and was part of the Financial Planning Department at FONADE (Financial Fund for Development Plans in Colombia). He was member of the National Council for the Quality Assurance of Higher Education at the Colombian National Ministry of Education. His proven experience has allowed him to perform as a business consultant, as well as an advisor in quality assurance and accreditation of higher education institutions.
He is the author of several books, merit dissertations, research papers and academic articles published both nationally and internationally. He was recognized as one of the outstanding young executives of the country in 2003 by The Colombian Junior Chamber and was one of the 6 winners of the CEO of the Future contest, held in 2005 by Dinero magazine, Korn Ferry International and the Universidad de los Andes MBA program.