The former Green Alliance congressman, Mauricio Toro was appointed as the new president of Icetex. This was announced by the Minister of Education of the Petro government, Alejandro Gaviria.
Former congressman from @PartidoVerdeCoL, Mauricio Toro, @MauroToroO , will be the new President of @ICETEX. He is a political scientist, innovation expert and former director of @InnpulsaCol. Under his leadership, the entity will strengthen its social mission with fair funding for education,” Gaviria posted on his Twitter account.
Previously, W Radio had announced that the decree of appointment is already being processed and would be issued very soon.
Apparently, Toro would have proposed a romp in the entity so that it does not generate debts “enslavers” and at the same time be sustainable.
Who is Mauricio Toro?
Toro is a political scientist from the Javeriana University, specialized in innovation and business development from the Externado University, and a Master in Business Administration from the ISEAD Business School, associated with the Complutense University of Madrid.
He was a university professor, Director of Mentality and Culture of Innovation and General Manager of iNNpulsa Colombia, a State entity dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, business competitiveness and innovation. Motivated by his passion for entrepreneurship, he has created consulting and technology companies. He was the winner of the Product Development Innovation Award in 2011 at the Global Entrepreneurship Week. He was selected by the International Junior Chamber in 2016, as one of the 10 outstanding young people in Colombia.
In 2020 he was chosen as one of the 10 best House Representatives, by the Opinion Panel. He was a Jury of Mission Impacto, the social entrepreneurship reality show broadcast by the RCN channel and a TED speaker. He is Co-Author of the book titled: What does your brand convey? Strategies to innovate.
He was also Representative to the Chamber, Constitutional Period 2018 – 2022 for the city of Bogotá, elected by the Alianza Verde Party, member of the Seventh Constitutional Commission, where issues related to health are discussed; the status of the public servant and the private worker; the salary and benefit system; benefit funds; social Security; women’s and family affairs; community organizations; living place; solidarity economy; mutual agreement societies and trade union organizations. He is also part of the Legal Commission of Investigation and Accusation and he is President of the Accidental Commission for Entrepreneurship.