Dr Sergio Fajardo

A Colombian politician and mathematician, Dr Fajardo has a degree in Maths from the University of the Andes and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He formed an independent civic movement through which he became mayor of Medellin (Colombia) in 2003. During his term in office, he transformed the city by making education an engine for social change and a base to subvert the violence and exclusion of the disadvantaged. It is precisely for his contribution to education in his country that the Menendez Pelayo International University wanted to honour him with this title.