Jorge Sanin

Country Director, Colombia

Jorge Sanin2018-01-22T10:54:54+00:00

Project Description

Expert in government and corporate relations, project implementation in social management and sustainable development.

Jorge Sanin is recognized for his expertise in international cooperation, corporate governance, management, creating public-private partnerships, and outstanding communication skills with executives, government officials, international agencies and community leaders.

Since September 2015, Sanin is the Head of the Office of International Affairs in the Ministry of Justice and Law of Colombia where he advises the Minister and facilitates the negotiations and implementation of agreements on international judicial cooperation, promotes the channeling of resources, manages projects for development and innovation in justice, and coordinates the study and processing of administrative acts related to extraditions and repatriation.

Prior to his current position, Sanin had a distinguished career of 16 years at the Organization of American States (OAS) where he held various posts, including Director of International Affairs from 2012 to 2014. In this role, he strengthened relations with the 34 Member States, 70 Observer countries, United Nations and civil society. He designed a strategy that successfully mobilized US $20 million annually since 2008 to support the peace process in Colombia, electoral observation, sustainable development, scholarships, multidimensional security, and human rights.

Since 2001, he implemented two citizen participation strategies that made it possible for nearly 4,500 NGOs to take part in the decision-making process of the Summits of the Americas and OAS General Assemblies. In addition, he negotiated cooperation agreements with United Nations agencies, the League of Arab States, International IDEA, the OECD and OSCE.

Previously, he was First Secretary in the Colombian Mission to the OAS; Head of Technical Cooperation of the National Planning Department; and Economic Affairs Assistant to the President of the Republic of Colombia.

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