Bernardo Vargas-Gibsone, of Bogotá, Colombia, is a distinguished CEO and experienced advisor in the areas of leadership, culture building and corporate strategy. Currently he is a Managing Director at the Digital Bridge Group acting as Senior Advisor and Chairman for Latin America. Between 2015 and 2022, Bernardo was the CEO of ISA Group, a leading multi-latin corporation focusing on Electric Power Transmission, Information and Communication Technology and Road Concessions. Founded in 1967, ISA operates through companies in 7 countries in Latin America and is industry leader in Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil. During his ISA years, he also served as initiator and chief sponsor of the Conexion Jaguar project to foster environmental preservation and protect the Latin-American jaguar.  

Previously he worked many years in investment banking as founding partner at Nogal Asesorias Financieras an advisory boutique in Colombia and as Head of Colombia for ING and Barings Securities, specializing in local and cross-border fund raising and M&A. He started his professional career at the Banco de la Republica, Colombia’s central bank, where he helped manage the county’s international reserves portfolio and was an analyst in the Board of Monetary Advisors. He was given the Colombia Business Leader of the Year award in 2017 (Premios Portafolio) and was repeatedly recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top CEOs in Latin America. Along his career he has acted as Chairman and Board member in over ten companies and business associations in Latin America. Also actively involved in academic activities with Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil and non-profit organizations including the Nature Conservancy, the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra and Best Buddies Colombia. Bernardo obtained an MBA from Columbia University and an Economics BA and MS from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.