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Ex-Colombian Finance Chief Ocampo Joins Petro’s Team of Advisers

  • Ocampo has argued for a more ‘active’ exchange rate policy
  • President-elect names adviser to help manage the transition
Jose Antonio Ocampo
Jose Antonio OcampoPhotographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Columbia University professor Jose Antonio Ocampo joined President-elect Gustavo Petro’s economics team, potentially setting him up for a key role in the next administration. 

The new government takes office Aug. 7 and Ocampo is part of the group managing the handover “for the time being,” he said, in reply to written questions.