Advent International Colombia S.A.S. , Bogota
Joined Advent in 2012
Mauricio Salgar joined Advent in 2012 in the firm’s Bogotá office. Prior to joining Advent, he was a Vice President and member of the executive committee at Sanford, a privately held investment firm with ownership interests in the petrochemical, manufacturing, plastics and services sectors in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Mexico.
Prior to Sanford, Mauricio was COO of Ecopetrol, the Colombian national oil company, where he was responsible for its exploration, production, refining, supply and marketing organizations and shared services units. He also served as Ecopetrol’s interim CEO for a period of time. Before Ecopetrol, Mauricio co-founded despegar.com, an online travel agency, and was an associate at Booz & Co., where he advised clients that included the largest water utility in Colombia, the largest tin mine in Peru and the largest construction company in Colombia.
Mauricio received a degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
Investments participated in
Mauricio has worked on six investments during his career, five at Advent, including Alianza Fiduciaria, Grupo Biotoscana, Oleoducto Central (Ocensa), Regent Energy and United Medical.
Alianza Fiduciaria, Grupo Biotoscana, Oleoducto Central (Ocensa)