Our People


Calle 66 No. 11-50
Oficina 302
Bogota D.C.
T: +571 310 867 91 22
E:  colombia@advantaglobal.com
  • #
    Germán E. Pedraza Alais

    Civil Engineer (University of Santo Tomás), Engineering Insurance Course (Colombian College of Insurance Technicians), Course on BI, Basic Accounting and Legal Aspects of Contracts (Crawford Colombia), Course on Marine Insurance (National Insurance Institute), Diploma in Reinsurers (Colombian Association of Reinsurance Technicians).

    Germán has almost thirty years of experience in the Latin American insurance market, having held senior management positions for more than twenty years in well-known multinational companies. He has developed his career in both the insurance and loss adjusting sectors, where he has specialized in Life, Motor, Property & Casualty claims. Germán also has extensive experience working on losses related to civil engineering works, oil & gas and property. Currently, Germán is leading the development of Advanta’s office in Colombia.

    Languages: English and Spanish. 
  • #
    Carlos A. Garces Motavita

    Law Degree (Catholic University of Colombia), Master’s Degree - specialization in Insurance Law (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), Quantification of Loss Course (National Insurance Institute), Analysis of Guarantee Insurance Course (Colombian Association of Technicians in Reinsurance), Marine and General Average Course (National Insurance Institute).

    Carlos has over ten years of experience in the Colombian insurance and legal market. In recent years he has held senior management positions in claims handling at one of the leading international insurance companies. He has developed his expertise in the Property, Casualty & Motor insurance risks. Carlos specializes in losses related predominantly to Civil Liability and Financial Risks. At present, Carlos is working on the development of Advanta Colombia in the local and international markets. 

    Languages: English and Spanish. 
  • #
    Oscar A. Bernal Garces

    Bachelor candidate in Business Administration (Polytechnic University Grancolombiano), Technologist in Comprehensive Risk Management (National Learning Service - SENA).

    Oscar has approximately 10 years of experience in the Colombian insurance market. He has recently held claims handling positions in one of the leading Colombian insurance companies. Oscar has developed his career in the insurance sector and specifically as a loss adjustor. He has valuable experience in property and casualty whist he also specializes in compliance and transport.

    Languages: Spanish.

  • #
    Dario F. Illidge Quintero

    BEng Bachelor of Civil Engineer (Universidad de la Salle), Bachelor candidate in Project Management (University Sergio Arboleda).

    Dario is a Civil Engineer with extensive experience in construction engineering projects as well as managing complex losses in the insurance industry. Over the course of his career, Dario has gained a good grounding in loss adjusting, specializing in construction, machinery breakdown, compliance and fire among others.

    Languages: Spanish and English.
  • #
    Edgar Andrey Galvis Lizarazo

    Technical Bachelor in Environmental Management Systems (Monseñor Ricardo Trujillo Gutiérrez Educational Institution), Training Course in handling Claims and Compensations (CESVI Colombia). 

    Andrey has joined Advanta as a Loss Adjuster in our Colombian office after working for more than 5 years as an Analyst for various insurance companies. He has experience in Property, Transport and Automobile losses as well as on the preparation of reports and settlements. Andrey will contribute to the growth of the local team with his knowledge in Compensations and Settlements. 

    Languages: Spanish and basic English.