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Carlos Ortega

  • Senior Director
  • T: +57 1 319 8430
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    • Calle 77 No.11-19, Oficina 802
    • Bogota
    • Colombia
    • T: +57 1 319 8499
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Carlos Ortega is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and leads the Colombian office for the Construction Solutions practice, based in Bogota. Mr. Ortega specializes in project management services and policies, and has lead project management teams for a diverse number of large scale infrastructure construction projects in Latin America and Australia. Mr. Ortega is a registered Technical Expert with the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC, as well as the several Chambers of Commerce and Arbitration Centers in Colombia.

For the past 13 years, Mr. Ortega has provided project manangement consulting for key projects such as the M7 Motorway construction project, the upgrade of the Sydney Metro stations in Revesby, Lidcombe, Macdonaldtown, among others, in Sydney, Australia, as well as the construction of the new El Dorado Airport in Bogota, Colombia.

Mr. Ortega has specific experience in foreign investment attraction and business development in Colombia, as representative of several Australian, Brazilian and North American companies. Broad experience in strategic planning, business development, business process management and optimization, as well as development and implementation of business plans, management systems and risk analysis models.

As a technical expert in arbitration court, Mr. Ortega has acted as Technical Expert and Expert Witness for cases such as the Bogotá water & wastewater operations contract, the construction of the El Quimbo hydropower plant, the construction of the General Public Hospital in San Andrés Island, and the construction of the Command and Operations Center for the Bogota Mass Transit System, Transmilenio.

Mr. Ortega has also participated as speaker and panelist for several Latin American infrastructure conferences and forums, is a concurrent guest speaker and advisor for the PMI Colombian chapter, as well as guest speaker for several top university events related to construction and Project Management in Colombia.

Mr. Ortega is a Civil Engineer from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and has a Master of Engineering Management and an MBA with primary focus on Engineering Management & Policy from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Mr. Ortega is also certified as Six Sigma Executive Champion for Quality Management Practices and Processes, a key benchmark within the Lean Construction practice worldwide.

He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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