Ana Mercedes Botero


Ana Mercedes Botero, Special Advisor for Social Innovation for the Executive President of the CAF Development Bank of Latin America. She joined CAF as corporate secretary and later led the implementation of a community development office aimed at developing innovative tools of empowerment, capacity building and project management. In Colombia, she served as director of the Corona Foundation and worked with the Paralife group in the area of microinsurance. She holds Masters degrees in law and international relations at the University of Columbia in New York City. Ana has worked at the United Nations and in the foreign service of Colombia in negotiations on international security issues and illegal drug trafficking. She participates on the editorial committee of "Commitment and Transparency,” volunteers for the Special Olympics movement and was Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in 1998.