Diego is C40’s Head for UrbanShift. He is responsible for managing C40’s workstreams on urban growth, climate action planning, city finance and city-business collaboration. Before joining C40, Diego was Special Assistant to the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility.

In his native Colombia, Diego built a strong career in the public sector. He served as Deputy Director of Subnational Public Finance at the Ministry of Planning, where he led several initiatives to build the capacity of Colombian cities on fiscal health, urban planning and sustainable development. At the Executive Office of the President of Colombia, Diego was a Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for the social policy branch. Earlier in his career at the Bogotá City Hall, he worked for the first city-wide recycling program.

Diego holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Government and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia.