Our Reach Colombia / Bogota

Av Carrera 45 N° 118-30
Oficina 606
Edificio Punto Empresarial 118
Bogota D.C.

+57 (1) 746 76 52
colombia@advantaglobal.com

German Pedraza

Director


SPECIALITIES

CAR/EAR, Liability, Construction, Business Interruption, ALOP, Aviation (Hull and Liability), Financial Risks (D&O, BBB), Marine and Machinery Breakdown


CONTACT

gpedraza@advantaglobal.com
+57 310 867 9122
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
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.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Civil Engineering (University of Santo Tomás)
— Diploma in Reinsurers (Colombian Association of Reinsurance Technicians)
— 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)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Carlos Garces

Director


SPECIALITIES

Liability, Product Liability, Financial Risks, Business Interruption, Guarantee and Transport


CONTACT

cgarces@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 311 830 36 98
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Carlos has over 13 years’ experience in the Colombian insurance and legal industry. Before joining Advanta, he held a senior management position where he was responsible for handling major and complex claims at one of the leading international insurance companies. Over the course of his career, he has developed his expertise in Property & Casualty insurance lines. In addition, he is recognised in the market for his speciality in losses related predominantly to Civil Liability and Financial Risks, together with his skills in litigation processes in complex and media-relevant claims. Currently, Carlos is responsible for the development of Advanta Colombia in the local and international markets.

Professional Qualifications
— LLB Law Degree (Universidad Católica de Colombia)
— 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)

Languages
— English
— Spanish

Mario Villamizar

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Electrical equipment and machinery


CONTACT

mvillamizar@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 310 867 91 22
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Mario has 13 years’ experience within the insurance industry. Over the course of his career, he has held several positions in technical and commercial areas in local insurers, having developed remarkable skills for claims’ resolution. He specialises in electronic equipment and machinery claims. Mario has also participated in seminars and training courses to further improve his technical capabilities in the field.

Professional Qualifications
— Business Administration (ongoing, Universidad los Libertadores), Analysis Technologist
— Diploma in General and Individuals Insurance (Seguros Sura)
— Professional technician in Risk Management (National Learning Service – SENA)
— Technician in assembly, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment (Aulas Amigas)
— Technician in assembly and maintenance of computer equipment and peripherals (Aulas Amigas)

Languages
— Spanish

Oscar Bernal

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

General Insurance, Equity, Transportation


CONTACT

obernal@advantaglobal.com
+57 301 731 28 19
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
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.

Professional Qualifications
— Candidate for Bachelor in Business Administration (Polytechnic University Grancolombiano)
— Technologist in Comprehensive Risk Management (National Learning Service - SENA)

Languages
— Spanish

Vanessa Rivero

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Liability, D&O, Product and Professional Liability, Financial Risks, Transport


CONTACT

vrivero@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 318 690 52 38
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Vanessa is a specialist insurance lawyer, with five years’ experience in the insurance sector as a Claims Analyst within compensation and casualty & property. She is responsible for loss adjusting and conciliation procedures, document and claims validation, policies and claims analysis, customer services as well as settlement of losses. Vanessa has also been in charge of various conciliation processes.

Professional Qualifications
— Lawyer (Cooperative University of Colombia)
— Specialist (Externado University of Colombia)

Languages
— Spanish

Walter Castañeda

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Transport, Theft, Fire, Flood and Fast-Track


CONTACT

wcastaneda@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 322 854 4919
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
Walter has over four years’ experience in loss adjusting. He combines formal insurance qualifications and first-hand industry experience acquired whilst working in the underwriting departments of various lead insurers in Colombia. More recently, Walter was responsible for inspections, policy analysis, report preparation and has actively participated in the improvement and optimisation of customer services’ procedures.

Professional Qualifications
— Business Administration (Cooperative Colombian University)
— Dip. General Insurance (FASECOLDA)

Languages
— Spanish

Jose Luis Pinzon

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Civil Liability


CONTACT

jpinzon@advantaglobal.com
+57 320 823 70 53
+57 (1) 746 76 52

Profile
José Luis is a professional with five years’ experience in the legal sector. Before joining Advanta, he worked as a Legal Analyst for a number of companies, proving legal support to daily operations. He is currently studying towards a Law degree at the Universidad Católica de Colombia, where he has also contributed as a research assistant. José Luis joins Advanta to support the local team in the handling of claims related to Civil Liability and Material Damage.

Professional Qualifications
— Law Degree (Universidad Católica de Colombia, in progress)

Languages
— Spanish
— English

Dider Cespedes Vargas

Loss Adjuster / Industrial Engineer


SPECIALITIES

Property, Civil Liability


CONTACT

dcespedes@advantaglobal.com
+57 (1) 319 316 2779
+57 (1) 746 7652

Profile
Didier is an industrial engineer with 11 years of professional experience in the insurance sector, with a diverse background across various roles within local insurance firms. Throughout his career, he has successfully managed claims spanning Material Damage, Engineering, Civil Liability (including D&O, PLO) and Transport. At Advanta Colombia, Didier leads and coordinates the adjusters' team, demonstrating strong leadership and proficiency in his field.

Professional Qualifications
— Industrial Engineer (Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia)
— Risk Management Technician (SENA)

Languages
— Spanish