Interview: Alejandro Piedrahita, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Finance, Grupo Argos

A CFO has access to a company’s day to day transactions, which could run into the thousands depending on the firm’s sector and size. But what if the company is a holding? A holding, such as Colombia’s Grupo Argos, doesn’t have a transactional website per se, rather, it focuses more on few transactions, but in very large amounts, such as mergers, acquisitions and investments. This type of operation requires a particular knowledge of topics such as data protection and cybersecurity. In this exclusive interview, Alejandro Piedrahita, Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Finances at Grupo Argos, shares his knowledge on these topics, as well as financial innovation, technology and how to maintain growth in a volatile environment.   What is Grupo […]


Nature’s Currency: How Biodiversity Credits are Reshaping Conservation

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“Latin America, the vision of its leaders” A book by Andrés Rugeles and 100 regional leaders

The Colombian Andrés Rugeles has achieved an almost impossible...

Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]