Coljuegos elects Roger Carrillo Campo as new President

The government of Colombia has appointed Roger Carrillo Campo as new President of national gambling authority Coljuegos.

The appointment was confirmed by the Ministry of Finance which oversees Coljuegos management and oversight of Colombian gambling (online and land-based).

A qualified economist from Universidad Autonoma de Colombia (UAC), Carrillo Campo has held senior civil service positions within the Bogota Council, Colombia’s Social Security Institute, and the General Auditor’s Office.

Carrillo Campo has prior experience of Colombian gambling, having recently served as public policy and planning advisor for Coljuegos.

Appointed effective immediately as new President of  Coljuegos, Carrillo Campo will replace César Augusto Valencia who departed the regulator in mid-December citing “strictly personal issues.”

Carrillo Campo becomes the third President to lead Coljuegos, since Colombia launched its federally licensed online gambling regime in 2017, overseen by former long-standing President Juan Perez Hidalgo, who resigned at the close of 2020.

The Ministry of Finance branded Carrillo Campo as the best candidate to lead Coljuegos and its mandate that “Playing legal is betting on the health of Colombians”.