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Pedro MedinaPedro Medina

Fundación yo creo en Colombia


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Pedro Medina is a social businessman, an educator and a catalyst.

As a businessman he founded McDonald’s in Colombia and led it during 7 years, making it the biggest college student’s employer.  In 2001, the magazine “Dinero” recognized him as one of the 20 businessmen of the year, and the Colombo-American Commerce Chamber as an “Exemplary Colombian”. He also held managerial places in Sofasa, Propilco and Mobil. In September 2004, President Uribe and the newspaper “El Colombiano” recognized him as an “Examplary Colombian”  on the Economy & Business category.

The magazine “Cambio” recognized him as one of the 50 leaders under 50 years old in Colombia.

He was a finalist on the “Social entrepreneur” contest in 2006, organized by the magazine “Dinero” and The Schawb Foundation.

Currently, he is the president of the “Yo Creo en Colombia” (“I believe in Colombia”) Foundation and he also offers consulting services.

He has been teaching Strategy and Business Development on the Universidad de Los Andes, Rosario and CESA. During 2002-2003 he was a Fellow of Harvard International Affairs Center, where he researched methodologies to build social capital in Colombia. Nowadays he is a Fellow of the Batten Institute from University of Virginia where he develops innovative ways to teach entrepreneurship.

As a catalyst, and together with his foundation, he has reached 441.975 people in 146 cities from 24 countries.

Pedro Medina studied International Relationships, Economy and History in the University of Virginia, where he also got an MBA. Additionally, he has a bachelor in Hamberguerology from the University of the Hamburger in Chicago