Who we are
We are a non-profit guild association, representing the best interests of its members from the utilities and communications sector, through the jointly work for the conception of public policies, best practices promotion and the production of useful information to support the sector´s sustainable growth and the decrease of social inequality, while promoting environmental care. The association was created on September 28 of 1995 and gathers the most relevant companies in sectors such as:
• Water Supply and Sewage
• Cleaning and Waste Management
• Electrical Energy
• Natural Gas
• Information and Communication Technologies – ICT and TV
Andesco was founded on September 28, 1995, by a group of companies from the utilities and communications sector, which foresaw, by the release of the 142 and 143 of 1994 law, the creation of dialogue opportunities for the utilities and communications development, under the official guidelines of a Rule of Law.
Andesco has been established as one of the most important associations in Colombia, gathering the main companies in the sectors such as Information and Communication Technologies – TIC and TV, Electrical Energy, Natural Gas, Cleaning and Waste Management, Water Supply and Sewage on the public, mixed and private division, with approximately 90% of population coverage on urban and rural areas in Colombia.
Technical Competence: Contribute to increase competitiveness and efficiency of our members.
Leadership: Give guidance to our stakeholders towards the achievement of the goals shared by the sector.
Transparency: Being clear about our procedures and encourage common weal to improve our members trust.
Dynamism: Being flexible and keep on with the latest tendencies and developments concerning our sector.
Solving Capacity: Efficiency and agility to provide the accurate solutions for our members.
Currently our board is represented by:
Grupo Energía Bogotá
Aguas de Cartagena
- Enel Codensa
- Telefónica Movistar
- Aguas de Manizales
- Empresas de Energía del Pacífico
- Triple A
- Gas Natural – Vanti
- Tigo UNE
Our Association’s President
Camilo Sánchez Ortega
President of Andesco since September, 2018
Currently the President of Andesco is Mr. Camilo Sánchez Ortega, Economist from Javeriana Unniversity, Master in Governability and Democracy from Santo Tomás University, Specialist in High Management from Andes University, Graduate from Governance Program from Alberto Lleras Camargo Institute. He also accomplished mayors in Politics Analysis and Economy Law from Externado University.
Mr. Sánchez has experience in the public sector where he served as a Local Representative in Anapoima; Chamber Deputy for Cundinamarca; Senator; Minister of Housing, City and Territory; High Presidential Counsel for the Regions and Congressman. He also performed as CEO and CFO in private sectors companies and as a member of different management boards in Colombia. Since September 2018, he acts as President of the Utilities and Communications Association, Andesco, leading the sector´s strategy regarding electrical energy, natural gas, water and sewer, communications, TV, sustainability and environmental matters.
Mauricio López González
Technical Vice President
Juan José Fuentes
Legal & Tax Director
Kathrine Simancas Akle
Electricity and Gas Director
Martha Lucía Durán
Water Supply, Sewage & Waste Management Director
Alberto Solano Vanegas
TIC & TV DIrector
Knowledge Management Manager
Communications & Events Manager
María Fernanda González
Sustainability & Environmental Manager
Ana María Gómez Trillos
Financial and Administrative Manager
Olga Lucía Gómez
Energy & Gas Professional
Juan Manuel Arias
TICTIC & TV Professional
Paola Ramírez Velásquez
Planning and internal control coordinator
María Margarita González
Sustainability & Environmental Professional
María Camila Acero
Profesional II de la cámara de acueducto, alcantarillado, aseo y gestión de residuos
Isidro Orjuela Cuervo
Rudy Madero Casallas
Waste Management Professional
Energy & Gas Professional
Andesco – National Association of Public Service and Communications Companies
Phone Number: +57 1 616 76 11
Calle 93 # 13 – 24 – Bogotá, Colombia