Luis F. Alarcón
Director at Frontera Energy Corp
Luis F. Alarcón Mantilla is a Colombian executive with a long record in the Colombian business environment. Mr. Alarcon started his career as a consultant, participating in several studies in the fields of energy, agriculture, water resources and environmental planning. During the 1980s, he was the Head of the Public Investment Unit at the National Planning Department, General Director-Budget at the Ministry of Finance, Energy Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and Deputy Minister and later Minister of Finance and Public Credit under the government of President Virgilio Barco. He then assumed the roles of Executive Director, representing Colombia and Peru at the IADB and Chief Executive Officer of Flota Mercante GranColombiana (Colombian Merchant Fleet), a position he held for six years. Between 1997 and 2000 he served as Director and General Manager for PetroColombia S.A. and in 2001 he joined Asofondos de Colombia (Colombian Association of Pension Funds) as Executive President of the association until 2007. For the next eight years, Mr. Alarcón served as Chief Executive Officer of Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P., a Colombian listed infrastructure company operating throughout Latin America and focused on electric power transmission, road concessions, telecommunications transmission and management of real-time systems. Mr. Alarcón previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Grupo SURA and as a member of the board of directors of Emgesa S.A. E.S.P. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Almacenes Éxito, one of the largest corporations in Colombia, and is a member of the board of directors of Edemco S.A., an electric power infrastructure construction company and Fundacion Plan, a non-profit Colombian civil society organization. He is also a member of the board of trustees and the Executive Committee of Universidad de los Andes. Mr. Alarcon is a Civil Engineer with a degree from Universidad de Los Andes (1975) and obtained a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979). In 1995 he attended the Advanced Management Program at Oxford University.