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About us

Valorem > About us

Corporate strategy

Valorem leads a corporate group that grows in a sustainable way through transforming or escalating service companies with disruptive business models, leveraging in its talent and in its corporate prestige.

The greatest challenge of this strategy is to generate competitive value to its businesses, so that they are more valuable by being part of the Valorem Group.

Valorem intervenes in its companies as a strategic architect that shares management and information models and promotes best practices. Through the implementation of corporate projects, common goals are achieved and talent is stimulated.

Some cross corporate projects to be highlighted

History

Valorem (formerly Valores Bavaria), was created in 1997. In the following years, it carried out a process of portfolio depuration and business reorganization in order to consolidate a group of companies recognized in the sectors of media and entertainment, retail, environmental impact mitigation services, renewable energy, freight transport and real estate projects.

1997

Creation of Valores Bavaria


Portfolio of 129 companies

2001

2002

Beginning of disinvestment stage


Change of name and image to Valorem

2004

2008

Strategic portfolio depuration to 10 companies


Administrative reorganization: corporate government with international standards

2009

2011

Investment in Koba (Tiendas D1)


Equity strengthening

2012

2015

Control of Koba is acquired (Tiendas D1)


Sale of Suppla and Biofilm

2018

2018

Unlisted of the Colombian Stock Exchange (bvc)


Excision of Valorem and transformation to S.A.S.

2019

Talent

Board of Directors

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Senior Managing Director of Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York. A Member of the Board of AB Inbev, Jacobs Douewe Egberts, Lifetime Fitness, Florida Crystals and Contour Global Plc. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Bavaria S.A. and Decameron and a member of the Board of Directors of Caracol Televisión S.A., Comunican S.A., Cine Colombia S.A.S. In the philanthropy sector, he is Chairman of the Board of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Foundation and of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a member of the Patronage of the New York Metropolitan Museum; of DKMS, a foundation devoted to fighting blood cancer; of the Bare Feet Foundation and of the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

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Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila

Managing Director of Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York. A member of the directories of Anheuser Busch Inbev SABMiller PLC, SABMiller Latin America, Bavaria S.A., Backus & Johnston S.A.A. in Perú, Cine Colombia S.A.S., Comunican S.A. and Inversiones Cromos S.A. He is Chairman of the Board of Caracol Televisión S.A. He also worked for Goldman Sachs & Co., S.G. Warburg & Co. and in Violy, Byorum & Partners. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.

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Alberto Preciado Arbeláez

Partner of  Alberto Preciado & Asociados; a member of the directories of Bavaria S.A., Caracol Televisión S.A., Cine Colombia S.A.S., Decameron S.A.S., and Invernac S.A.S. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of the Caja de Compensación Familiar Cafam, Foreign Trade Advisor for the French Embassy in Colombia and amiable compositeur registered in the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Jurisprudence of the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

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Juan Pablo Mejía Prado

Juan Pablo Mejía Prado

Managing Director of Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in NewYork. He served as an associate for the firm Violy, Byorum & Partners LLC based in New York. A member of the Board of Comunican S.A. A graduate of Finance and International Relations of the Universidad Externado in Bogotá.

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Diego Córdoba Mallarino

Diego Córdoba Mallarino

Co-founder and president of Teka Capital. He was president of Valorem and served as an independent investment banker for several years. A member of the Board of Directors of Cine Colombia S.A.S. and Refocosta S.A.S., as well as of the Governing Board of the Universidad de Los Andes.

He is a Business Administrator of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, and pursued an MBA in the Instituto de la Empresa, in Madrid.

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Darío Castaño Zapata

Darío Castaño Zapata

He was president of Valorem and legal representative of Sugranel S.A.S. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Ditransa S.A. and Refocosta S.A.S. He has extensive experience in the brewing industry. He was executive president of the Grupo Santo Domingo breweries in Ecuador, Portugal, Spain, Panama and Perú.

He is a chemical engineer from the Universidad de Antioquia and Master Brewer of the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago.

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Ricardo Obregón Trujillo

Ricardo Obregón Trujillo

An independent consultant. He has served as president of Carvajal S.A., Procafecol S.A., Bavaria S.A. y Sofasa S.A. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banco Santander in Colombia and executive president of the Board of Directors of Productos Ramo S.A.

He is a graduate of EAFIT and holds a master’s degree in Latin American economic Development from the University of London and an MBA from the Universidad de Los Andes.

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Javier Aguirre Nogués

An independent consultant and investor. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Blackstone Group and Senior Advisor for Spain and Portugal. Previously, he was president of Valorem S.A.S., IF Holdings,  New York, IFB, Miami, Texas; of BIF in New York and Miami and, in the Telefónica Group, its president for Chile and a member of its directory in Perú. He started his professional career as vice-president of I.C.C.,  New York, executive vice-president at Extebank, NewYork and representative of the Banco Exterior de España in New York. Later, he was vice-president of strategy and corporate planning and general director at Extebandes, Spain.

He studied Economic Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and Finance and International Business at New York University. 

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Juan Carlos García Cañizares

Juan Carlos García Cañizares

Managing Director of Quadrant Capital Advisors in New York. Previously, he was vice-president of planning and value chain of Bavaria S.A., and founding partner of Estrategias Corporativas, an investment banking firm for Latin America. He is a member of the board of directors of Bavaria, S.A., Valorem, S.A.S., Inmobiliaria Colonial (Spain), and of the Fundación Génesis, among others.

He is an industrial engineer from the Universidad Javeriana and completed studies on strategy and management development at IMD Switzerland, and an MBA at NYU Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

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Management

Carlos Arturo Londoño Gutiérrez, Presidente de Valorem S.A.S.

Carlos Arturo Londoño Gutiérrez

President

President of Valorem S.A.S. since June 2009. He was president of Invernac & Cía. and Planning vice-president of Bavaria S.A. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Caracol Televisión S.A., Koba S.A.S., Cine Colombia S.A.S., Comunican S.A., Ditransa S.A., Cromos S.A., Gases del Caribe S.A., Canal Clima S.A.S., Terranum S.A.S., and Decameron S.A.S. He participates in the Board of Directors of Colfuturo and the Governing Councils of ProBogotá and of the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo.

He is a civil engineer from the Universidad de Los Andes and holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Luis Felipe Arrubla Marín

Luis Felipe Arrubla Marín

Vice-President of Planning and New Business Development

First alternate of the president of Valorem S.A.S. He joined the organization in June 2009, after serving as acting president of Almagrán S.A and finance director of Invernac & Cía. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Koba S.AS., Cine Colombia S.A.S., Comunican S.A., Canal Clima S.A.S., Refocosta S.A.S., Ditransa S.A., Gases del Caribe S.A., Terranum S.A.S., and Decameron S.A.S.

He is a civil engineer from the Universidad de Los Andes and holds a Finance Specialization of the same university.

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Sergio Uribe Arboleda

Sergio Uribe Arboleda

Vice-President of Corporate Affairs

He joined the organization in November 2012. He was president of the Corporación Financiera Colombiana, the Corporación AV Villas, the Fábrica de Cementos Samper, as well as general manager of ATT Latin America, Colombia.

He is vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Banco de Bogotá and a member of the Board of Refocosta S.A.S., Ditransa S.A., Canal Clima S.A.S., and Banco de Bogotá Panamá.

He is an economist of the Universidad de Los Andes.

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Carlos Rave Varón

Carlos Rave Varón

Legal Vice-President

He is the second alternate of the president of Valorem S.A.S. He joined the organization in July 2017, after serving as Legal and Corporate Affairs vice-president of Team Foods Colombia and Corporate Legal Director of the Organización Corona.

He is a lawyer of the Universidad Santo Tomás. He has a specialization in Commercial Law of the Universidad de los Andes.

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Alejandro Arboleda López

Alejandro Arboleda López

Financial and Administrative Vice-President

He is the third alternate of the president of Valorem S.A.S. and joined the organization in May 2013. His professional career includes more than fourteen years of experience in management positions in various companies in the real and financial sectors.

He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Koba S.A.S. and Refocosta S.A .S

He is a graduate of the Colegio de Estudios Superiores, CESA. He has a specialization in Corporate Finance of the same university.

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Main Financial Indicators

By equity method expressed in millions of dolars (USD).

Valorem Group Sales 2020

Valorem Group Sales 2020

Valorem Group EBITDA 2020

Valorem Group EBITDA 2020

Valorem Group Debt 2020

Valorem Group Debt 2020

Valorem Group Assets 2020

Valorem Group Assets 2020

*Zinea is a company that emerges from the spin-off of Caracol TV in December 2019