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Board Of Directors

  Antonio Celia
• President of Promigas
• Creator of Promigas Foundation
• Member of the Business Council of Latin America, CEAL
• Active member in several Colombian NGOs
Alejandro Santo Domingo
• Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc.
• Member of the Board of Directors of SABMiller PLC
• Vice-Chairman of SABMiller PLC. for Latin America
• Chairman of the Board of Bavaria S.A. in Colombia
• Chairman of Backus & Johnston in Perú
• Chairman of the Board of Valorem S.A.
• Member of the Boards of several NGOs in the world
Bruce Mac Master
• President of the National Association of Entrepreneurs of Colombia
• Co-founder of Compartamos con Colombia and Granitos de Paz Foundation
• Director of the Department for Social Prosperity from 2012 to 2013
• Mayor in charge of Cartagena in 2012
• Deputy Minister of Finance between 2010 and 2011
• Minister of Finance in charge, for several opportunities
• Member of the Boards of several NGOs
Enrique Narciso
• Has been Director of many financial institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela.
• Former Partner and Member of the Board of Directors of La General de Seguros, insurance company in Venezuela.
• Co-founder of technology companies, including Page Cell International (Cycle Logic), which was acquired by StarMedia Network.
• Former President and CEO of StarMedia.
• Founder of ERN Advisors, Inc., a company focused on financial and business advisory in Florida, USA.

Permanent guests


Maria Emma Mejia
• Presidential Security Adviser of Medellin 1990 - 1993
• Ambassador of Colombia in Spain 1993-1995
• Minister of Education of Colombia 1995 -1996
• Minister of International Relations 1996-1998
• President of Pies Descalzos Foundation 2003 -2011
• General Secretary of the Union of South American Nations 2011 - 2012
• Ambassador of Colombia in the United Nations NYC 2014

Pies Descalzos

We are a Colombian non-governmental organization founded by worldwide acclaimed artist Shakira in 1997 with the main objective to promote QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION for children in vulnerable situation in Colombia.

Since 2004, we have implemented a comprehensive intervention strategy, with five axis: provide quality & public education, improve the nutrition of our children, promote personal growth & sustainable development, building top-notch schooling infrastructures and finally establishing supported schools as community centers via ‘Open door school strategy’.

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Pies Descalzos Foundation
Steet 85 No. 18-32 Of. 401
Bogotá - Colombia (571) 6358770