José Darío Uribe was Governor of the Banco de la República from 2005 to January 2017. Prior to that, he worked as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank starting in January 1998, and as the Director of the Bank’s Research Department from September 1993 to 1997. Before going to the Central Bank, he was a Unit Director for the National Planning Department and economic advisor for the National Federation of coffee-growers.
He has taught macroeconomics and economic growth at various universities in Colombia since 1993. He has bachelor degrees in Business Administration from EAFIT (1981) and Economics from Los Andes University (1984) and earned a doctorate (PhD) in Economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1993).
He has authored several articles published in national and international journals on monetary policy, exchange rates and economic growth. Dr. Uribe has also been an editor and member of the Editorial Committee of Academic Journals and received awards for his academic accomplishments in Colombia and for his work as the head of the Central Bank at both the national and international level.