H.E. Dr. Carmen Ligia Valderrama Rojas

Minister of Information and Communications Technologies, Republic of Colombia

H.E. Dr. Carmen Ligia Valderrama Rojas

Speaker Bio

Lawyer from Universidad Externado de Colombia. Busines Law Specialist from Universidad Externado de Colombia. Master in Business Law from the European Center for Business Studies and Training Garrigues & Andersen, Madrid-Spain. Postgraduate "Management of the Market Products Security Surveillance System" Management School of Universidad Pompeu Fabra from Barcelona, the Catalan Consumer Agency, the Organization of American States and the Pan American Health Organization, Washington. Doctorate Candidate in Private Law, Universidad de Salamanca – Spain-

Current Position: Minister of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia.

Professional Experience:

Viceminister of Transport, Superintendent of Transport y Minister of Transport (In Charge). Head of the Legal Office, General Secretary, Superintendent Advisor, Deputy Superintendent for Industrial Property (In charge), Deputy Superintendent for Consumer Protection and Superintendent of Industry and Commerce (in Charge), at the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce. Representative for Colombia in the following international organizations and forums on consumer protection: OCCDE, OAS, UNCTAD, ICPEN, FIAGC. Advisor to the Expert Group on Competition and Consumer Protection at UNCTAD, Consultant Lawyer in business law and Research Professor at Universidad Externado de Colombia. Lawyer of the Department of Industrial Property, Cavelier Abogados. Lawyer of the General Secretariat and the Legal Department of Seguros RGA, Madrid-Spain. Partner at Accerta Consultores S.A.S. Consultant at the Excellence in Justice Corporation.

Teaching Experience: Lecturer in consumer law issues, competition law, industrial property law in the Master and Specialization of Commercial Law, Master and Specialization of Economic Law, Specialization in Market Law and in the Faculty of Business Administration, at Universidad Externado de Colombia, with academic publications related to competition and consumer law issues.