Fellows Directory

Javier Diaz

Colombia Securities Exchange

Javier is Vice President of Investor Relations at Grupo Aval, Colombia's largest financial group. Since 2010, Javier has overseen Grupo Aval's registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and participated in local and international securities issues for over $1.7 billion. Previously, Javier acted as Managing Director of Andes Capital, a Colombian venture fund manager.

Prior to founding Andes Capital, Javier spent six years at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. During this time, Javier served as chief counsel to the Multilateral Investment Fund, a financial innovation and inclusion fund, and advised on private equity, project finance, microfinance, and asset-backed lending. Javier played a key role in several high-profile transactions, including the $850 million financing of the Camisea gas pipeline in Peru and the $500 million replenishment of the Multilateral Investment Fund.

Javier has worked on Latin American financial and business transactions for fifteen years, from different positions in New York, Washington, DC, and Colombia. He also served as a local advisor to MIDAS, a USAID-sponsored program for private equity and venture capital reform in Colombia.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Javier holds a Master of Arts in International Business from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a JD degree from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Javier has completed several continuing education programs in securities laws and venture capital, including the 2005 Venture Capital Institute in Atlanta.

Javier is a member of Fellows Class 14, and served his fellowship at Grupo Aval.