The president of Colombia awards a distinction every year to 100 Colombians who are successful living abroad, including artists, athletes, designers, economists, entrepreneurs, physicians and scientists. Juan Manuel Cárdenas, co-founder of ANavS, was awarded this distinction in 2013 for his career as an aerospace engineer in the emerging Colombian space program and as a satellite navigation entrepreneur in Germany. He was invited to a ceremony hosted by president Dr. Juan Manuel Santos at his official residence. His profile was published at the Bogotá international airport and the main Colombian embassies abroad.
Link to Colfuturo (prestigious Colombian scholarship program): http://www.colfuturo.org/juan-manuel-cardenas-uno-de-los-100-colombianos-mas-destacados-en-el-exterior