Graduated as Civil Engineer, he carried out specialization studies related with their profession combining the administrative topics, which allowed him to enter into the government field. Firstly, developing different projects in his community as engineer in charge of safety matters, until reaching the position of CEO Manager of the Municipal Companies in Cucuta city. Later on, he was chosen Councilman for the first time by their native city in 1986, working always with a high level of commitment with their region until 1992.
In 1991 Mr.Celis was elected deputy congressman representing the department of North of Santander, position which was occupied during three non serial periods and then he was elected Senator among the periods 1994 to 1998 and 1998 to 2002.
Inside his trajectory on the politics field, Mr. Carlos Celis was president of the fourth commission of the Senate of the Republic of Colombia which heads the topics about public budget and financial matters and then, participated as a presenter of the National Development Plan for the period between 1994 to 1998, likewise the budgetary execution law for the period 1996 to 2008.
Other projects of great relevance in those Mr. Carlos Celis Gutiérrez worked as unremitting member, have been the creation of the law 100 about Social Security and the reform of some dispositions of the General Pension and Benefits System under the Law 100 of 1993. These, as many other motions such as concerning to the mishandling of public funds and financial resources, dispositions and laws about administrative and tributary (Taxation) type.
Due to a direct petition from the President of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, Mr. Carlos Celis Gutierrez assumed as Consul General of Colombia in Los Angeles the past January 3rd , 2011.
As a member of the current diplomatic community, his priorities are: to increase and to unify the census of colombian nationals living in the jurisdiction of the Consulate, in order to be able to offer them more access to the services and consular assistance improving all the systems and proceedings until reach a better level of efficiency .