Germán Efromovich

Cofounder of Avianca Holdings S.A. & Chairman

Born in Bolivia, he moved to Brazil when he was a teenager, becoming a citizen of this country. He studied Mechanical Engineering in the Brazilian FEI University in Sao Paulo, and began his career as an SGS inspection engineer in 1976. In 1977 he started out in business in the radiochemical industry, diversifying his investments over the next 10 years to activities related to oil exploration, the airline industry, energy production, shipbuilding and telecommunications. As part of this expansion and consolidation in 2000 Mr. Efromovich created the Synergy Group. In 2006, the Government of Colombia granted him citizenship, for his invaluable services and contributions to national development. Mr. Germán Efromovich owns companies in the oil sector, radiochemistry, radio pharmaceuticals, airlines, motor maintenance station, shipbuilding, agribusiness and hotels.