Gustavo Adolfo Carvajal is Chairman of the Board of CARVAJAL S.A., a multi-division family business founded over 100 years ago in Cali, Colombia. Over the past 30 years, while making his career in the company, Gustavo’s has also participated in the Carvajal family council and on the Board of the CARVAJAL Foundation. He also served from 2011 to 2013 as Colombian ambassador to France and UNESCO in Paris.
Gustavo has extensive experience as a director in many family and non-family corporate boards, and has acted as independent advisor to several Colombian business families. He recently joined Lansberg, Gersick & Associates (LGA), advising family enterprises on matters of complex corporate governance. Gustavo is also actively involved with the LGA’s “Jumpstart Program” designed to help the chair, directors and executives of family enterprises realize the Board’s full potential.
Gustavo holds a BA degree in Economics and Political Science from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York and an MBA degree from BABSON College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He lives in Cali, Colombia, with his wife, Juana, and their three children.
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