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Maurico Salgar
Managing Director at Advent International


Mauricio Salgar joined Advent International in 2012 as Managing Director and Head of the office in Colombia. Mauricio has led several investments in Latin America including most recently LifeMiles B.V., Canvia (formerly GMD) and Enjoy S.A. Prior to joining Advent, he was a Vice President and member of the executive committee at Sanford, a privately held investment firm. 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, an online travel agency, and was an Associate at Booz & Co. Mauricio received a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mauricio currently sits on the Board of Directors of EMPEA which is the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets

Agenda Sessions

  • Exits in emerging markets