Jaime Gilinski Bacal is one of the most notable bankers, real estate developers and philanthropists in Colombia. He is a multi-talented personality who had tried hands in a variety of businesses and development projects. With his efforts and contributions, he helped Colombia become one of the most developed parts of South America. Today, he is one of the richest people in the area, and presently resides in London, UK.
Bacal received very high education as a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Tech, and an MBA from the coveted Harvard Business School. After finishing education, he acquired BCCI assets of Colombia in 1990s for very low rate, and renamed it as Banco Andino. Within 4 years, he made it one of the most successful banks in Colombia.