A.T. Kearney has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia the firm intends to serve as a centerpiece for its growth initiatives in Latin America.
The office is the firm’s 58th office worldwide and its third in Latin America alongside Mexico City and Sao Paulo, Brazil, A.T. Kearney said Monday.
Maria Eugenia Fanjul, an A.T. Kearney partner since 2008 and trained civil engineer, will lead the office and holds experience in the infrastructure, transportation and healthcare sectors within the Spanish-speaking world.
“We see opportunities to assist our global clients and Colombian companies in numerous sectors, particularly infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, financial institutions, health, consumer products and retail,” Fanjul said.
“Expanding our footprint to Colombia gives Colombian and international companies access to our best resources from around the world as they seek to achieve both an immediate impact and lasting, growing advantage across their operations in the region,” said Daniel Mahler, A.T. Kearney partner and head of the firm’s operations in the Americas region.
Next summer, Colombia will host the annual CEO Retreat of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council in Cartagena next summer.
Corporate, government and academic thought leaders participate in the council to discuss issues facing the international business climate.
“Colombia is very favorably positioned in the region with almost uninterrupted 4-5 percent annual GDP growth since 1982, sound economic and monetary policy, democratic stability and market-oriented policies,” said Johan Aurik, A.T. Kearney managing partner and chairman of the board.
“In recent years our business in and related to Colombia has increased to the point where it is now an opportune time to establish a formal presence consistent with our global growth aspirations,” Aurik said.