About Andres

Andres leads McKinsey's Corporate Finance, Financial Services, and Public Sector practices in Latin America and heads the McKinsey Center for Government in the region. He is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which advises on MGI research on global economic, business, and technology trends, and also directs McKinsey's work in Latin America on sustainable cities and economic development.

Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Andres has led more than 250 client projects, with a focus on national and local governments, multilateral organizations, financial institutions, and consumer-goods companies. He recently helped a Latin American government create a strategic plan and set measurable targets for job creation, poverty alleviation, and reduction of street crime. Other recent projects include working with a Latin American government to analyze the country's competitive position and develop a national strategy for several industry sectors, helping to integrate two Latin American banks placed in government receivership in the wake of the global financial crisis, and supporting a Colombian bank as it designed and implemented a new commercial model.

Andres serves on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations that focus on education, economic development, and social services in his native Colombia. He has spoken on finance and organization topics at several international conferences. He has an MBA from the University of Rochester and a BS from the University of the Andes.

Andres is based in Bogotá.

Published work

"Can Latin America reignite growth by connecting with consumers?," McKinsey Global Institute, June 2016

"Innovation in government: Indonesia and Colombia," McKinsey Quarterly, February 2012

"Fulfilling the promise of Latin America’s cities," McKinsey Quarterly, August 2011

"Building globally competitive cities: The key to Latin American growth," McKinsey Global Institute, August 2011

"Colombia’s lesson in economic development," McKinsey Quarterly, July 2010

Past experience

The Industrial Bank of Japan
Summer associate

Corporación Invertir
Deputy director of projects

Inverlink SA
Investment banking analyst


University of Rochester

University of the Andes
BS in industrial engineering