Our Team
Simón Restrepo Barth

Mr. Restrepo holds a degree in Business Management with an emphasis on International Business from Eafit University and a Master of Finance from University of the Andes.

Managing Partner of Artika Banca de Inversión. His expertise lies in company consultancy, the structuring and financial projection of businesses and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has experience managing companies with a comprehensive knowledge of legal matters, the tributary system, marketing, human resource management and strategy. At present, he is teaching Chair of Finance at Eafit University and a member of several Boards of Directors.

His main interests include conscious capitalism, economic policy and capital markets.

José María del Castillo H.

Mr. Castillo is an economist with a Master’s degree in Management with a specialty in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, United States, a Master’s degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter, United
Kingdom, and an MBA from the University of the Andes. He has participated in appraisals for companies in the energy, hydrocarbon and public service sectors and has served as a financial advisor for major companies in the industrial sector.

He is an Associate of Artika Banca de Inversión, and an Associate Professor in the
Business Administration Department of the University of the Andes. He has extensive
experience as an independent business consultant and as a financial consultant for
companies in both the public and private sectors.

Francisco Gómez Giraldo

Mr. Gómez is BSc. Civil Engineer, Escuela De Minas de la Universidad Nacional . Associate of Artika Banca de Inversion S.A.S.

He held a position as a Finance Professor and worked in areas of Project Appraisals, Enterprise Assessments and tangible and intangible assets, between 1970 and 2000.

During his professional career he has been CEO of the following enterprises: Siderúrgica de Medellín (SIMESA), Industrias Metálicas Corsan S.A., Empresa de Refractarios Colombianos S.A., Siderúrgica del Muña S.A., Siminera S.A., y Bolsa de Valores de Medellín S.A..

He was also a CEO of the Sociedad Colombiana de Avaluadores Seccional Antioquia and Asociación de Avaluadores Industriales AVAL, and is a member of numerous executive boards such as Asociación Nacional De Industriales ANDI, FEDEMETAL, CAMACOL, Geominas S.A., Geoinversiones S.A., Procopal S.A., Navarro Ospina S.A. y Cales Rioclaro S.C.A..

Luis F. Barth T.

Mr. Barth is a lawyer with an MA in Development Management and Public Policy from Georgetown University, United States, and extensive experience as a legal advisor, business administrator and consultant for companies in the industrial sector of the economy. He has participated in the development, definition and implementation of public policy through his specialized training in Development Management and Corporate and Commercial Structure, with an emphasis on Private and State Contracting.

He is an Associate of Artika Banca de Inversión, S.A.S. and a consultant for World Bank in Colombia. His recent experience, both as a consultant on projects in the industrial sector and as Director of the firm BIOCAPITAL, has centered on proposal development, business structuring and project supervision and follow-up in the alternative energy, rural development, agro-industrial and water and sewer sectors.