Attorney at law JORGE LEYVA-VALENZUELA is a certified Sephardic lawyer and senior managing director at Portulive. He has a wide experience in law, academics, teaching, media, diplomacy in the private and public sectors.

King Harald V and Jorge Leyva-Valenzuela at the presentation of letters of credential as Ambassador to Norway.

Academic experience

Lycée Français Louis Pasteur • Maur Hill Prep School, Atchison, Kansas, USA • Brooke House College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England • École France Langue, Paris, France • Lawyer form Universidad Javeriana • Especialist in constitutional law from Javeriana University • Masters in law,  LL.M. Heidelberg, from Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

Diplomatic experience

Jorge Leyva-Valenzuela´s important experience as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotenciary to the Kingdom of Norway and chief of his diplomatic mission, allows us to have a very clear idea of how governments work and therefore accomplish an exceptional work with private and public law instruments.

Lecturer experience

General Constitutional law teacher at Javeriana University • Political institutions teacher at Javeriana University • Legislative procedures teacher at the Political Science and international relations faculty at Javeriana University • Colombian constitutional law teacher at Sergio Arboleda University • Specialization courses teacher at several other universities.

Private sector experience

Jorge Leyva-Valenzuela´s vast experience working as private sector lawyer and consultant for several years helping companies, includes legal strategy, public relations, corporate government, public affairs, private political consulting, corporate social responsibility, business strategies and project finance, among others.

Media experience

Jorge Leyva-Valenzuela´s vast experience in journalism working for different big media companies helped us develop a unique legal practice now at your service. That experience includes having worked as Senior political editor of Revista Semana, anchor senior journalist at Caracol Noticias, Canal Caracol,  senior political analyst for newspapers and op. columnist for  multiple newspapers and magazines.

Public sector experience

Jorge Leyva-Valenzuela has a wide experience working with public sector. He knows how Governments work, how they move and how their decisions can impact people´s lives. He knows politics and what matters to the ones in charge. He understands the dynamics of bureaucracy and the decision making processes at all levels.

Certified Sephardic origin

Ambassador Jorge Leyva-Valenzuela has a Sephardic origin certified by the Spanish Federation of Jewish Communities. The certification can be seen here.