Olga Serna
Olga Serna
BBVA Research - Principal Economist

Olga Serna is Principal Economist in the Colombian BBVA Research team, in charge of monitoring and analyzing strategic regulatory developments.

She holds a BSc in Finance and International Affairs from Externado de Colombia University, a graduate study in Actuarial Science from the Nacional de Colombia University, and an MBA from the New York University.

Previously, she worked at the Colombian Resolution and Deposit Insurance Authority (Fogafin) as Head of the Deposit Insurance System leading a group of experts in banking and financial stability.

Latest publications

Colombia's economic growth will begin to accelerate gradually during the second half of the year. Domestic demand is expected to consolidate by 2025. Growth is projected at 1.8% in 2024 and 2.8% in 2025. Inflation will continue to decrease, enabling the Central Bank to expedite rate cuts from the end of the year.
Improved financial conditions for households and businesses, facilitated by anticipated lower interest rates and inflation, will pave the way for a gradual economic recovery in Colombia throughout 2024, solidifying by 2025. We project a 1.5% GDP growth in 2024 and a further expansion of 2.8% in 2025.
Transferring money or making a payment should be as easy as moving money from one pocket to another, without the hassles and risks of cash. The Colombian authorities and in particular the central bank have been working on a new payment system that promises to be easy, immediate, cheap and 24/7.