President of Asobancaria left office for alleged harassment of a subordinate

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Given the complaint filed by the subordinate and the meetings held by the Asobancaria board of directors, Hernando José Gómez submitted his resignation

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President of Asobancaria left office for alleged harassment of a subordinate

Given the complaint filed by the subordinate and the meetings held by the Asobancaria board of directors, Hernando José Gómez submitted his resignation. Photo: Colprensa

A scandal has come to light in the last few hours. The president of Asobancaria left office due to a complaint of sexual harassment with one of his subordinates.

Hernando José Gómez He would have been reported for trying to kiss the worker on October 31 when they were in his office.

The Banking and Financial Institutions Association of Colombia (Asobancaria) issued a statement informing that President Hernando José Gómez presented his resignation before the board of directors.

“The president of the Banking and Financial Institutions Association, Hernando José Gómez, presented his letter of resignation to the entity's board of directors after two years in office,” reads the statement issued by the entity.< /blockquote>

“In his resignation letter, Gómez thanked the commitment of the financial entities and the professional team of the Association with the purpose of bringing banking closer to Colombians and generating development opportunities for a sustainable economy,” the document adds.

However, this Friday, November 11, the station La FM revealed the reasons why Gómez would have left his post, who would have been forced to resignbefore the serious complaint of sexual harassment.

The complaint made by the subordinate of the president of Asobancaria

According to what was revealed by the aforementioned station, although Goméz presented his resignation from the presidency of Asobancaria, the board of directors was already reviewing the case and would even transfer the case to the Attorney General's Office.

According to this information, on November 1, the victim of the alleged case of sexual harassment submitted her resignation to the entity and in her letter recounted the events that led her to want to leave Asobancaria. Four days later, that is, on November 5, the president of the entity contacted the president of the board of directors, Mario Pardo Bayona, to tell him what had happened.

On Sunday, November 6, the president of the board of directors consulted with the legal vice presidents of Asobancaria and the BBVA bank, of which he is also president, to find out if he could study the complaint within his functions.

Given the positive response from legal professionals, Pardo decided to establish a group to study the complaint, which included the president of Mundo Mujer, Leonor Melo, and the president of Davivienda, Javier Suárez.< /b>

In the process of analyzing the case, the need to interview those involved in the complaint was established, that is, Gómez and his subordinate. The interviews would have been carried out by Melo and Suárez. Apparently, after carrying out these procedures, the board of directors determined that the president of Asobancaria should leave office, although this was not mentioned in the statement issued by the entity.

According to what was revealed by the station mentioned above, the presidents of the banks determined, on November 9, that “given the seriousness of the events, the president of the Guild, Hernando José Gómez, should separate immediately from the position.”

It is noteworthy that according to what was revealed, a group of expert criminal advisors was involved in the process being carried out by the Asobancaria board of directors.

After determining that Hernando José Gómez should leave the presidency of the Association, the criminal lawyer Mauricio Pava would have received the power to execute the legal actions that are pertinent in this case before the Attorney General's Office of the Nation.