Fabio Villegas is a Special Advisor at General Atlantic, focusing on the firm’s operations in Colombia. Mr. Villegas works closely with General Atlantic’s team in Latin America to identify and support business opportunities in the region.
Before joining the firm in late 2016, Fabio served as Chief Executive Officer of Avianca, the largest airline carrier in Colombia, from 2005 to 2015. While at Avianca, Mr. Villegas led the company’s transition from the private markets to become a publicly-traded stock on both the Colombian and New York Stock Exchanges. He currently serves as President of Decameron, one of the largest hotel chains in Latin America.
Prior to Avianca and Decameron, Mr. Villegas served as an advisor to the Luis Carlos Sarmiento Enterprise Organization, was responsible for the Colombian operations of Deutsche Bank and Rothschild Group, and worked for the Colombian National Association of Financial Institutions (ANIF). Throughout his career, he has served in key positions in the public and private sectors including serving as General Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia and Minister of Government in Colombia.
Mr. Villegas earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Jorge Tadeo Lozana University in Bogota, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. He also earned a diploma in Development Planning from the University of London and was a visiting fellow at Harvard University.