Juan Pablo is an Associate Partner and leads Dalberg’s presence in Colombia. He has specialized in the sectors of humanitarian assistance, science, technology and innovation, private sector development, education, agriculture and energy, where he has carried out tasks that include sector diagnosis, benchmarking exercises, analysis of best practices, operational modeling and financial scenario analysis, strategic planning, social impact assessment and short/medium term action plans.
Juan Pablo’s recent commitments to Dalberg include supporting the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP) assess potential opportunities in Brazil for mobile satellite services (MSS) with high social impact potential and economic viable across different sector such as agriculture, education, logistic and tracking, health, deforestation, banking and utilities. Juan also supported the design of the strategic plan for the Mobile Hub, an $80 million initiative that seeks to build a more inclusive digital economy across five focus areas: Data, Digital Infrastructure, Technology, tools, services and platforms, Policy and Knowledge. Other projects he has worked on include supporting Peru’s largest private sector actor, illustrate the value and opportunity of entering rural and small-town markets – or Next Frontier markets – to their board. He also supported the World Bank prepare a Clean Cooking Solutions Roadmap and Investment Prospectus for Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua where the team designed a country scaling strategy for clean cooking solutions for each country and supported the IFC in the most recent process redesign of IFC’s core investment approval process to enable them to be more efficient without sacrificing development impact and risk.
Prior to Dalberg, Juan was a partner at B.O.T. a consulting company in Colombia, where he worked in over 30 projects in Colombia with various actors from the public and private sector in the country, examples of the work he did that included primary data collection and analysis included the redesign of the ColCiencias call process, the strategic plan of more than 7 higher education institutions (e.g., EAN, Uniagraria, Uniminuto, CESA, Uniclaretiana, Tecnológica de Bolívar). Before that, Juan was a project assistant at the Engineering Research Center of the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), where he supported the design and creation of Colombia’s largest pension administrator. Juan is an industrial engineer and has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, both from the Universidad de Los Andes. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.