He was appointed by the then Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, as director of the Unidad Especial de Investigación para el Desmantelamiento de Organizaciones Criminales (UEI) (Special Investigation Unit for the Dismantling of Criminal Organizations) for a period of 4 years after being nominated in the shortlist of three candidates by the magistrates of the Peace Court of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, in accordance with Decree 587 of April 5, 2017.

He received a law degree from Universidad San Buenaventura de Cali, and he has a postgraduate degree in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law from Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). He has experience in Public Policies, Management and Implementation of International Cooperation and Development Projects, as well as working with state entities and communities. He also has wide knowledge about national security and defense.

Before his appointment, he served as an advisor to the UEI at the Attorney General’s Office where he was in charge of interacting with communities, social organizations and human rights defenders to assess contexts and crime dynamics that affect them in the territories. Likewise, he supported the monitoring of investigations that affect human rights defenders, social leaders, and people in a reintegration process.

He has more than 26 years of experience in the public sector, in entities such as the Ministerio del Interior, the Ombudsman’s Office, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia and the Colombian Red Cross.