Mauricio Lizcano

Minister of Information and Communications Technologies, Colombia

Speaker Bio

Minister Lizcano holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT. Additionally, he is a lawyer with a specialization in Management, Government, and Public Affairs from Universidad El Rosario and Universidad Externado of Colombia, in partnership with Columbia University.
His experience includes 23 years in high-government positions in various regional and national public entities. Minister Lizcano served as a Senator of the Republic of Colombia (2010-2018), President of the Senate (2016-2017), and Congressman at the House of Representatives (2006-2010).
In August 2022, the President of Colombia, H.E. Gustavo Petro, appointed Minister Lizcano as Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic (DAPRE), and in May 2023, he was sworn in as Minister of Information and Communications Technologies of Colombia.