Luis Carlos Sarmiento

About Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Birth Day: January 27, 1933
Birth Place: Bogota, Colombia, Colombia
Alma mater: National University of Colombia
Known for: President of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores, SA
Spouse(s): Fanny Gutiérrez de las Casas (1955-present)
Children: María Claudia Sarmiento Gutiérrez Luz Angela Sarmiento Gutiérrez Adriana Sarmiento Gutiérrez Luis Carlos Sarmiento Gutiérrez Sonia Sarmiento Gutiérrez
Awards: Order of Boyacá 2004 Grand Cross Order of the Congress of the Republic (Colombia) 2004 Grand Officer

Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Luis Carlos Sarmiento was born on January 27, 1933 in Bogota, Colombia, Colombia. Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo took a fortune amassed in the construction industry and invested it in banks. His Grupo Aval now controls one third of all banking in Colombia. The octogenarian still chairs the company. His only son, Luis Carlos Sarmiento Gutiérrez, is the acting CEO. The heir-apparent got an engineering degree at the University of Miami, then an MBA at Cornell. He crunched numbers in Procter & Gamble's finance department for four years before moving home to Bogota. Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo bought Colombia's largest newspaper, El Tiempo, in April 2012 and announced a deal to build a Grand Hyatt in Bogota two months later.
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Popular As Luis Carlos Sarmiento
Occupation Finance
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 27, 1933 (Bogota, Colombia, Colombia)
Birthday January 27
Town/City Bogota, Colombia, Colombia
Nationality Colombia

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Luis Carlos Sarmiento’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

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Sarmiento's career began during the 1950s, building residential and commercial developments. After making his name in the construction Business, Sarmiento initiated an acquisitions campaign that has persisted for decades, concentrating on banks and financial Service companies. By 2000, he was widely acknowledged as Colombia's top banking mogul, holding an estimated 22 percent of the local banking assets, close to the maximum allowed by law.


Sarmiento founded Grupo Aval as a holding company to gather his banking, telecommunications, and real estate interests. Four major banks, as well as other financial Service corporations, form the core of the organization. He is considered one of Colombia's most prudent entrepreneurs, known for his conservative management. This cautious approach helped his financial empire survive the worst recession in Colombia's history. In 2000, plans to list Grupo Aval on the New York Stock Exchange were postponed due to Wall Street's unfavorable climate for emerging market funds. Sarmiento's net worth increased significantly from 2005 to 2006, thanks largely to Colombia's booming stock market, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, the world's second best performing in 2005. As of 2006, he continues to run Grupo Aval with help from his son Luis Carlos Jr., whom he is grooming to eventually take over.

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