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Pedro Hernández Santamaría

UChicago Obama Scholars 2019-2020


Former Advisor, Director of Competitiveness, Presidency of the Republic of Colombia





Pedro Hernández worked for the Presidential Office for Competitiveness and Public-Private Affairs where he advised on competitiveness, science, technology, and innovation issues. He led the coordination of the National System of Competitiveness to collaborate across policies at the national and regional level around improving competitiveness conditions, increasing productivity, strengthening the capacities of human capital and developing scientific knowledge, technology, and innovation. Pedro’s work also focused on the intersection of Colombia’s policies around innovation issues and international trade and foreign investment in this space.