Sammy Libos Zúñiga named interim president of Colombian gambling regulator
Libos Zúñiga replaces Roger Carrillo Ocampo, who was forced to resign after two months.
Colombia.- Sammy Libos Zúñiga has been named president of Coljuegos, the Colombian gambling regulator, following the resignation of Roger Carrillo Ocampo after just two months in the position. Libos Zúñiga is the fourth person to take charge of Colombian gambling since 2020.
It had been reported that Marco Emilio Hincapié would take up the position, but Libos Zúñiga has been appointed on an interim basis. Currently deputy director of fiscal policy at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, he previously held advisory roles on the retail sector and tax policy. He has also worked as a public policy researcher at civil service agency ECON Estudio.
Colombia’s president Gustavo Petro and his Colombia Humana party is trying to push through reforms to centralise Colombia’s public healthcare system. Carillo Ocampo, an economist and member of the Conservative Party, is one of a number of senior civil servants to have been asked to resign after criticising the plans.
Petro took office in August and is accused of provoking chaos by demanding the resignation of bureaucrats from different political parties. Roger Carrillo previously served as Coljuego’s Head of Planning Advisory Office.
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