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He is economist from the Javeriana University. Has a master on Public Policies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University (United Stated), as well as a master on Economics at the Javeriana University.
He has several postgraduate studies on Strategic Studies and International Relations at the John Hopkins University and the Science and Technology Program at the Kennedy School in Harvard University.
From 2006 and 2009 he was the Defense Vice-minister for the Strategy and Planning. From that post he leaded the design of the Democratic Security Policy, and the execution of the Patrimony Tax, also contributed to the modernization of the special operations and intelligence of the Armed Forces, as well as the welfare programs and the education reforms. He leaded the structural reform at the interior of the Defense Ministry.
He worked at the World Bank, from 2004 and 2006, as Representative of Colombia towards the Worlds Bank Board as Principal Advisor of the Executive Director for Brazil Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago. Was the Vice-president of the Banks Association (2003-2004), Assistant Vice-president of investment from Citibank (2002), Private Secretary from the Economic Affairs Ministry (2000 2002) and Economist for the Citigroup for Colombia (1997-2000).
Minister Pinzon was General Secretary of the Presidency from the beginning of the Juan Manuel Santos Government period.
Objective and functions from the Minister is to lead the Military Forces and the National Police, according to the Constitution and the Law.
Prepare the Projects and Executive Resolutions that must be dictated in exercise of the attributions if the President of the Republic as supreme administration authority, in the National Defense aspects and execute the orders of that the President gives related with those attributions.
Accomplish and attend the designated services, on development of the Law and the necessary norms for that effect.
Prepare investment programs and other public payments that may correspond to that sector and the development plans for it.
Contribute on the formulation of the Governments Policy in the National Defense area and lead its execution.
Orient, coordinate and control according to the law, and rules, the public establishments, industrial and commercial enterprises of the State and the societies of mix economy that might be attached or bonded.