Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría is a Colombian economist with a wealth of experience in academia, policymaking, and public administration. In addition to numerous other public service roles, Cárdenas served in the administration of former Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos as the Minister of Finance and Public Credit and later as Minister of Mines and Energy. Cárdenas serves as a member of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council.