Carlos Ardila Lulle is a Colombian businessman who has more than 80 ownerships under his name. Starting his career with the non-alcoholic beverage industry, he had expanded his business in varied fields of Colombia, including media, communications, entertainment and textiles. Educated in civil engineering, Carlos experimented and constantly innovated in the beverage industry, and made significant contributions that are popular even today. Today, he is counted among the richest business men in Colombia.
Born in Colombia, Lulle spent his childhood there briefly and then moved to Medellin at the age of 15. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1950, and then started working in Gaseosas Lux as a plant manager. Here, he worked to develop a new flavor of soft drink with apples, which later became a significant hit.