Fellows - Cristina Salazar

Cristina Salazar

Cristina Salazar is currently Chief Financial Officer of Cusezar International Group, one of Latin America’s leading real estate development companies with branches in Colombia, Panama (Provivienda), Mexico (Davivir) and El Salvador.  As part of her role, she is helping increase corporate governance, create a new family charter, and is head of the company’s investment committee.  She also manages the Salazar family office which invests in private equity and hedge funds around the world.  Within the company she is currently serving as Project Manager for a large office development in Panama City and for Titan Plaza Centro Comercial y Empresarial, one of Colombia’s largest and most innovative shopping mall and office developments with over 180,000 square meters. Prior to joining Cusezar in 2008, Cristina worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York City focusing on private equity.  During her tenure at Goldman Sachs she helped invest over USD$9 billion in real estate assets throughout the world and $8 billion in companies and private equity funds.  Cristina is an active board member of Fundación Bolívar Davivienda, one of Colombia’s largest philanthropic organizations, and was on the Construction Credit Approval Committee of Banco Davivienda.   In Panama City she has started a project to improve the quality of the schools in the residential communities that Provivienda develops and she hopes to expand this and other educational efforts into a foundation for the company in the near future.  She received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.  Cristina is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese and is proficient in French.   She is married to Juan Camilo Reyes and they have two children: Federico and Santiago. Cristina is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Central American Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Fellow CALI 12