- Before the President of the Republic, Iván Duque, the economist Octavio Villamarín took over as manager of the National Printing house of Colombia.
Octavio Villamarín is an Economist and Magister in Government of the Externado University of Colombia, with studies in Population and Sustainable Development and Human Ecology of the University of Chile.
He has extensive experience in managerial and directorate positions in the public sector. He has worked as Secretary of the Treasury, where he obtained the first place in fiscal performance, and Secretary of Social Development of the Government of Cundinamarca, has been director of Planning of the Ministry of Environment, advisor to the Presidential Council of Social Policy, mayor, Personero of Bogotá and advisor of the Telephone Company of Bogotá, ETB.
He has also been a consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the united nations, FAO, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, professor of the Externado de Colombia and Jorge Tadeo Lozano universities, as well as the Fidel Cano school.
In the act of possession, the President of the Republic, Iván Duque, affirmed that the National Printing house of Colombia "is a very valuable institution with a long tradition, hit by politicking, but that has officials with mystics who yearn for a transformation". The Head of State added that "the Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez and I are hopeful that you will lead this transformation."
As manager of the National Printing house, he will be in charge of the edition, design, printing, dissemination, commercialization and distribution of the norms, documents, public policies, printed materials and publications of the national entities, which are part of the branches of public power, in order to guarantee legal security.