New Permanent Representative of Colombia presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos, the new Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Ms. Arango Olmos has previously served as Colombia’s Minister of the Interior, Minister with presidential functions, Minister of Labour, Chief of Debate in the presidential campaign of Ivan Duque Marquez, Director of the party Centro Democratico, and Chief of Staff of the Office of President Alvaro Uribe Vélez. She served as the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2010 to 2013.
Ms. Arango Olmos has worked for more than 28 years in top management positions in the public sector in Colombia. She has served as Director of the Institute for Sport and Recreation of Bogota; Advisor to the General Director of the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare; Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Youth at the Ministry of Education; and Deputy Director of the Colombian Institute of Management.
Ms. Arango Olmos has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CESA University (College of High Level Studies in Administration), Bogota, and a graduate degree in public management from Los Andez University, Bogota. In 1990, she received a Leon A. Bekaert Fund Scholarship on management of small and medium enterprises.