Political scientist from the University of the Andes. Between 1989 and 1994 he was part of the Presidential Council for Peace in which he participated in the negotiations that led to the demobilization of the guerrilla organizations M-19, EPL, Quintín Lame, PRT and CRS. In 1994 and 1995 he was advisor for peace and security issues to the Vice President of the Republic, Humberto De La Calle. Between 1995 and 1998 he was part of the team that launched the Radionet station at the same time that he was the founder of the Paz Pública program at the Universidad de los Andes.
Between 1998 and 2002 he served as Presidential Security Advisor, a position in which he launched the Strategy for Coexistence and Citizen Security, and coordinated the implementation of the social component of Plan Colombia. He has been a professor at the Universidad de los Andes, the Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad del Rosario and the Universidad Militar, in the latter in the management of crisis situations.
Since 2002, he has been advising on strategic communications, which led him to become Vice President of Dattis Consultores and President of Vox Comunicaciones. At this stage he advised Monsanto and Syngenta.