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Ricardo Lozano

Former Minister of Mines

Geologist at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), a media specialist at the University of Los Andes and an international expert on climate change and sustainable development.

He arrived at the Ministry after serving as director of the National Water Center of the National Association of Entrepreneurs of Colombia (ANDI), where he supported the comprehensive management of the water resource to companies in various sectors.

In his professional career he has been in charge of entities such as the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM), where as director general he served the focal point of the World Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Organization for Meteorology and Climate, the World Organization for Earth Observation and unesco’s International Hydrological Programme. In addition, he served as executive director at the People & Earth Foundation.

His work in the defense and protection of the environment has earned him several recognitions, one of them by the newspaper El Colombiano, another of ideam as Colombian Example, the ANDESCO award for its important leadership and management for the benefit of the environmental sector of the country for Sustainable Development in 2017, the Civil Order Award for Environmental Merit Thomas van der Hammen in the Grand Cross Gold Degree for the development of projects related to the recovery and protection of natural resources and the environment in the year 2011.

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Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar

Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development

Ex Minister Sarmiento is a graduate of the Faculty of Geology of the Industrial University of Santander, where she also studied Environmental Management. Specialist in Conflict Resolution of the Universidad Javeriana and studied Senior Management at the University of the Andes.

The senior official has extensive experience and social and environmental recognition at national and international level with more than 15 years in sectors such as mining, oil, infrastructure and energy.

His professional career has been linked to the development of regulations and programs with indigenous communities, inter-agency relations, population resettlement processes, sustainable development, climate change, strategic alliances, licensing processes, monitoring and environmental control in both the private and public sectors.

Among other senior positions, she has served as Environmental Partner Coordinator at Amoco Petroleum Company; Environment Manager at Termo Santander de Colombia-Amoco Power; Director of External Relations at the Colombian Petroleum Company (Ecopetrol); and specialist Environmental Partner of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and advisor to the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development.

Luz Helena Sarmiento

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UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Address:

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, segundo piso. Oficina 213, Secretaría de Escuela.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

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Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Geology School

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

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E-mail:

secregeo@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Address:

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, segundo piso. Oficina 213, Secretaría de Escuela.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

Geology School

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2306 

E-mail:

secregeo@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Address:

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, segundo piso. Oficina 213, Secretaría de Escuela.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.