Herles Ariza Becerra

Country Manager Colombia

Herles officially assumes the position of Country Manager Colombia effective August 1. Herles is a retired Colombian National Police Colonel with a distinguished career spanning almost 30 years. He served in a variety of operational and management positions during his career. Following his retirement he entered the business sector and is involved in a variety of successful business ventures.

Among his varied positions Herles is recognized in Colombia as an expert in money-laundering and organized crime. He commanded for several years the CNP’s elite anti-narcotics and money-laundering unit that investigated such infamous crime families as the Cali Cartel.Subsequently as a result of his excellent enforcement efforts he was selected to head former President Cesar Gaviria Trujillo personal security detail.

Herles has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

Masters degree in Financial Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, and México.

Herles has also completed post graduate courses at North Eastern University and Harvard University from 2000-2001.