Luis Alberto Moreno assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in October 2005. As President of the IDB, Moreno also chairs the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), both institutions of the IDB Group.
Before joining the Bank, Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. In his country, he served as Minister of Economic Development and President of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial. In the private sector, he served as advisor to major Colombian and foreign investors and was executive producer of a leading television news program.
Moreno has received numerous distinctions awarded by governments and private entities, including the Grand Cross of the Order of Boyacá and the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Public Service.
Moreno holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also pursued specialized studies at Harvard University under a Neiman Fellowship.