24 Notable alumni of
Externado University of Colombia

The Externado University of Colombia is 750th in the world, 25th in Latin America, and 5th in Colombia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 24 notable alumni from the Externado University of Colombia sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Rodrigo Lara

    Rodrigo Lara
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1946-1984 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Rodrigo Lara Bonilla was a Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Minister of Justice under President Belisario Betancur, and was assassinated by orders of Pablo Escobar because of his work as Minister in prosecuting cocaine traffickers mainly belonging to the Medellín Cartel.

  2. Gustavo Petro

    Gustavo Petro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the Externado University of Colombia
    In 1982 graduated with economist in economics
    Occupations
    environmentalistwriterpoliticianpartisaneconomist
    Biography

    Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego is a Colombian politician and economist who is serving as senator of the Republic of Colombia. At 17 years of age, he became a member of the guerrilla group 19th of April Movement, which later evolved into the M-19 Democratic Alliance, a political party in which he was elected to be member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia in 1991. Petro served as a senator as a member of the Alternative Democratic Pole party following the 2006 Colombian parliamentary election with the second-largest vote in the country. In 2009, he resigned his position to aspire to the presidency of Colombia in the 2010 Colombian presidential election, finishing fourth in the race.

  3. Claudia López Hernández Ganso

    Claudia López Hernández Ganso
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    mayorenvironmentalistpolitician
    Biography

    Claudia Nayibe López Hernández is a Colombian politician. She was a Senator of the Republic of Colombia and was the vice-presidential candidate in the 2018 presidential election for the Green Alliance party. In October 2019, she was elected mayor of Bogotá, the first woman and as well the first openly LGBT person to be elected to this position.

  4. Alberto Lleras Camargo

    Alberto Lleras Camargo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1906-1990 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Alberto Lleras Camargo was the 20th President of Colombia (1958–1962), and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States (1948–1954). A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as Minister of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and as Minister of National Education in the administrations of President Alfonso López Pumarejo. He briefly attended the National University of Colombia in Bogotá to study politics, but dropped out later to pursue journalism.

  5. Santiago Cruz

    Santiago Cruz
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    artistcomposer
    Biography

    Santiago Cruz Vélez is a Colombian singer and songwriter.

  6. Eduardo Caballero Calderón

    Eduardo Caballero Calderón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1910-1993 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    journalistdiplomatwriternovelistessayist
    Biography

    Eduardo Caballero Calderón was a Colombian journalist and writer. As a journalist, he worked for the main Colombian newspapers, including El Tiempo and El Espectador. Also he was a diplomat from Colombia in Peru, Argentina, Spain and France. Caballero was elected as congressman two times for the department of Boyacá and was mayor of Tipacoque.

  7. Iván Villazón

    Iván Villazón
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Iván Francisco Villazón Aponte, is one of the most renowned vallenato singers in Colombia. His career as a singer began in 1984 after dropping out of college where he was pursuing a degree in law.

  8. María Consuelo Araújo

    María Consuelo Araújo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    María Consuelo Araújo Castro is a Colombian politician. In 2006, she was appointed minister of foreign relations in the government of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. She had been minister of culture from 2002 to 2006.

  9. Carolina la O

    Carolina la O
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Carolina Ovalle Arango, known to fans as "Carolina La O" is a Colombian salsa and tropical music singer. Carolina la O made her live debut at the age of six, singing a traditional song called "Campesina Santandereana" at her elementary school. She later graduated from a local university with a degree in management.

  10. Sergio Coronado

    Sergio Coronado
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sergio Coronado is a French politician, former member of the French National Assembly representing French residents overseas.

  11. Daniela Pachón

    Daniela Pachón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Julia Daniela Pachón Rivera is a Colombian journalist and presenter of news. She graduated in Social Communication and Journalism from the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga. She is also a specialist in political marketing at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

  12. Carlos Alberto Baena

    Carlos Alberto Baena
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Carlos Alberto Baena López is a Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Senator of Colombia from 2010 to 2014. Baena is a co-founder of the Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) and has served two terms as Party Chairman. Before ascending to Congress, Baena served as Councillor of the Bogotá City Council from 2001 to 2009.

  13. Nemesio Camacho

    Nemesio Camacho
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1869-1929 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Nemesio Camacho Macías was a Colombian businessman and politician. The Stadium Nemesio Camacho in Bogotá is named after him.

  14. Alexandra Moreno Piraquive

    Alexandra Moreno Piraquive
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alexandra Moreno Piraquive is a Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Senator of Colombia from 2002 to 2014.

  15. Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez

    Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez is a Colombian general. He serves as General Commander of the Military Forces of Colombia since 14 December 2018. He was appointed by President Iván Duque Márquez on 10 December 2018.

  16. Eduardo Cote Lamus

    Eduardo Cote Lamus
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1928-1964 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    poetdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Eduardo Francisco Cote Lamus was a Colombian lawyer, poet and politician.

  17. Maria Claudia Lacouture

    Maria Claudia Lacouture
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    marketingeconomistfinanceculinary art
    Biography

    Maria Claudia Lacouture was the Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry, Tourism between May 2016 and August 2017. Previously was president of ProColombia (August 2010 - April 2016). Since October 3rd 2017 is the Executive Director of the Colombo American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Colombia) In October 2019 she launched her first book "Turismo Sostenible" (Sustainable Tourism), published by Planeta. She is also an international consultant, lecturer and columnist at La República, one of the largest economic newspapers of Colombia

  18. Andrés González Díaz

    Andrés González Díaz
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Andrés González Díaz is the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the Organization of American States since 2012. A Liberal party politician, he served as Governor of Cundinamarca on three occasions, first from 1991 to 1992 appointed by President César Gaviria Trujillo, and popularly elected twice, from 1998 to 2001, and again from 2008 to 2012. He has also served as Senator of Colombia, and Minister of Justice and Law of Colombia.

  19. Martha Lucía Zamora

    Martha Lucía Zamora
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Martha Lucía Zamora Ávila is a Colombian lawyer and politician. She served as Attorney General of Colombia from 5 to 29 March 2012, after the resignation of Viviane Morales.

  20. Luis Humberto Gómez Gallo

    Luis Humberto Gómez Gallo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-2013 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Luis Humberto Gómez Gallo was a Colombian industrial engineer specialized in business administration and constitutional law. A Conservative politician, he served as President of the Senate of Colombia where he had been a Senator from 1994 until 2008 when he was charged and arrested as part of a wider parapolitica scandal. He died of a heart attack at the age of 51 on 25 December 2013 in Ibague, Tolima.

  21. Sergio Díaz-Granados Guida

    Sergio Díaz-Granados Guida
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Sergio Díaz-Granados Guida was the 3rd Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia. Before he was called to head the ministry, he served as Deputy Minister of Industrial Development. He has served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia from 2002 to 2006, Deputy in the Magdalena Departmental Assembly from 1998 to 2000, and Councilman in the Santa Marta City Council from 1995 to 1997.

  22. José David Name

    José David Name
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    José David Name Cardozo is a Colombian senator. He is a member of the Party of the U, and is the son of former Senator José Name Terán. He became a senator in 2006 after serving as consul of Colombia in New York from 1999 to 2005.

  23. Carmen Gisela Vergara

    Carmen Gisela Vergara
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    Carmen Gisela Vergara is a Panamanian lawyer, diplomat and international trade expert. She was appointed Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration from July 2013 to June 2017 by the Council of Ministers of Economic Integration of Central America. Carmen Gisela Vergara also served as Panama's Minister for Trade and Industry, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI). She currently serves as Executive Director of PROPANAMA.

  24. Maria Claudia Pulido

    Maria Claudia Pulido
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Maria Claudia Pulido is a Colombian human rights lawyer and Acting Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights since 17 August 2020. She succeeded Paulo Abrão after Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro announced that he would not renew Abrão's contract as Executive Secretary of the IACHR.