19 Notable alumni of
Pontificia Bolivariana University

Pontificia Bolivariana University is 1113th in the world, 41st in Latin America, and 7th in Colombia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 19 notable alumni from Pontificia Bolivariana University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Juanes

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    Juanes
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    musiciansingercomposerguitaristmusic arranger
    Biography

    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, known professionally as Juanes, is a Colombian musician and singer-songwriter who was a member of the rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

  2. Belisario Betancur

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    Belisario Betancur
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1923-2018 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyerjournalistpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Belisario Betancur Cuartas was a Colombian politician who served as the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. He was a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. His presidency was noted for its attempted peace talks with several Colombian guerilla groups. He was also one of the few presidents to abstain from participating in politics after leaving office.

  3. Héctor Abad Faciolince

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    Héctor Abad Faciolince
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    translatorliterary criticjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Héctor Abad Faciolince is a Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor. Abad is considered one of the most talented post-Latin American Boom writers in Latin American literature. Abad is best known for his bestselling novel Angosta, and more recently, El Olvido que Seremos (t. Oblivion: A Memoir).

  4. Juan Pablo Llano

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    Juan Pablo Llano
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    modelactortelevision presentertelevision actor
    Biography

    Juan Pablo Llano, is a Colombian actor and model.

  5. Piedad Córdoba

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    Piedad Córdoba
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeractivist
    Biography

    Piedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz is a Colombian lawyer and politician who served as Senator of Colombia from 1994 to 2010. A Liberal Party politician, she also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Antioquia from 1992 to 1994.

  6. Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez

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    Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    teacherwriterphilosopher
    Biography

    Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez is a Colombian-Brazilian philosopher and former Minister of Education of Brazil.

  7. Federico Gutiérrez

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    Federico Gutiérrez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga is a Colombian politician and was the mayor of Medellín 2016-2019.

  8. Mónica Jaramillo

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    Mónica Jaramillo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presentermodel
    Biography

    Mónica Patricia Jaramillo Giraldo known as Mónica Jaramillo, is a Colombian journalist, news presenter, model and former beauty pageant contestant.

  9. Lina María Moreno Mejía

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    Lina María Moreno Mejía
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lina María Moreno Mejía is the wife of the 31st President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe Vélez, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 2002 to 2010.

  10. María Emma Mejía Vélez

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    María Emma Mejía Vélez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    journalistdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    María Emma Mejía Vélez is a Colombian politician, diplomat, and journalist. She was the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in New York. She served as Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Education, Ambassador of Colombia to Spain, and member of the Foreign Affairs Advisory Commission of Colombia. Mejía Vélez was also a peace negotiator with FARC and ELN armed groups. For over a decade, she held the post of Executive Director to the Barefoot Foundation, a non-profit founded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. Mejía Vélez also ran for vice-president and for mayor of Bogotá.

  11. Alejandra Giraldo

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    Alejandra Giraldo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Alejandra Giraldo Preciado is a Colombian journalist, newscaster, and social commentator. She was born in Medellín, and graduated from the Pontifical Bolivarian University there.

  12. María Cristina Uribe

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    María Cristina Uribe
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    María Cristina Uribe is a Colombian journalist and news presenter born in Medellín. Between 2002 and 2011 she presented Noticias Uno.

  13. Jaider Villa

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    Jaider Villa
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actormodeltelevision actor
    Biography

    Jaider Villa Giraldo, better known as Jaider Villa, is a Colombian actor, host and model. He began his acting career in a reality show called Protagonistas de Novela in 2002, in which he emerged as the winner. He has appeared in many TV soap operas, for example Al ritmo de tu corazón in which he played Santiago Duque (a leading role); Milagros de Amor, Corazón valiente and others. In 2014 he won the recognition of Miami Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado for his contribution to the art featured in the work "Mesalina" in the leading role as John. He has done many advertising campaigns for many varied brands such as Coca-Cola, Dish Network, Ford, hhgreg, Lowe's and others.

  14. Gilberto Echeverri Mejía

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    Gilberto Echeverri Mejía
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1936-2003 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianengineerdiplomat
    Biography

    Gilberto Echeverri Mejía was a Colombian electrical engineer, businessman and politician who on 22 April 2002 was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - FARC-EP along with the then-Governor of Antioquia Guillermo Gaviria Correa among others while participating in a peace walk and held hostage until 5 May 2003 when he was murdered by the guerrillas during a botched rescue operation by government forces deep in the jungles. A Liberal party politician, he had previously served as Ambassador of Colombia to Ecuador from 1975 to 1977 in the Administration of President Alfonso López Michelsen, Minister of Economic Development from 1978 to 1980 in the Administration of President Julio César Turbay Ayala, Minister of National Defence from 1997 to 1998 in the Administration of President Ernesto Samper Pizano, and was working as peace advisor to Governor Gaviria before he was kidnapped.

  15. Enrique Gil Botero

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    Enrique Gil Botero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Enrique Gil Botero is a Colombian politician and lawyer, who was a Magistrate of the State Council, rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and a specialist in Administrative and Constitutional Law.

  16. Catalina Maya

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    Catalina Maya
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Catalina Maya Arango, known professionally as Catalina Maya, is a Colombian model, broadcaster and businesswoman.

  17. Vanessa Pulgarin Monsalve

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    Vanessa Pulgarin Monsalve
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    modelbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Vanessa Pulgarin Monsalve is a Colombian professional model and beauty queen. She represented Antioquia at Miss Colombia 2017 and was crowned Miss International Colombia 2017. She represented Colombia at Miss International 2017 which was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan on November 14, 2017.

  18. Beatriz Londoño Soto

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    Beatriz Londoño Soto
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatphysician
    Biography

    Beatriz Londoño Soto, M.D. is a Colombian physician and administrative politician who previously served as the Ambassador of Colombia to Switzerland and as the 2nd Minister of Health and Social Protection of Colombia in the Administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. She had previously served as Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare under the administration of her predecessor from 2010 to 2011, and as Director of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute from 2002 to 2006.

  19. Olga Elena Mattei

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    Olga Elena Mattei
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Olga Elena Mattei Echavarría is a Puerto Rican-born Colombian poet. She has won several poetry awards in Colombia and other Spanish-speaking countries. She has written around 23 books published, 41 unpublished and thousands of poems to be typed and compiled, all of them in Spanish.