Towards the end of 2020 I had a privilege to meet the ambassador of Columbia to kenya at her residence with an incredible group of young people from the one young world. during our visit the ambassador had an exhibition going on and upon meeting and interacting with an ambassador with such an impressive portfolio, I must admit I was shocked at how she attended to us and impressed even more when I got to talk to her and her staff at the embassy.

Quick facts about the ambassador of Colombia to Kenya Ms Monica De Greiff,

Former President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá

Mónica de Greiff is a lawyer from Rosario University and has worked in important management positions in both, the public and private sectors. Currently, she is ambassador of Colombia to Kenya and the former Executive President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, leading the strategic direction of the Entity, contributing to the construction of Bogota as a more prosperous and sustainable Region. Prior to this position, she was the CEO of Bogota´s Energy Group for four years, term under her management, in which it was registered an internationalization process of the Gas sector in Peru and Guatemala, as well as, a sustained growth of the group. She was Minister of Justice and Secretary of Economic Development of Bogota. She has also been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation, as well as, member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact.

Lessons that I learnt from meeting the ambassador.

  1. Good attitude will take you to the top
  2. When at the top humility is one of the most important traits
  3. It’s the simple acts and gestures that demonstrate leadership.
  4. Listen more, talk sense.


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