Juan Manuel Palacios

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Juan Manuel Palacios


As regional director in Latin America for Humentum, Juan Manuel is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, expanding our membership, and delivering learning and consultancy in the Latin America region, as well as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions in Africa.  One of his main goals is to bring Humentum´s services to any organization or person within the development sector, to help them do their jobs better, and ultimately help them to better deliver on their organization’s mission.  

Before the merger of LINGOs with Mango and Humentum, Juan Manuel had been with LINGOs since 2011, working as program director and senior facilitator, introducing and disseminating the PMDPro Methodology and developing consultancies in almost 20 countries in Latin America and Africa. Previously, he worked as a project and administrative manager for local and international NGOs as well as international cooperative agencies such as AGEXPORT, CIRMA, Project Hope International, and German Cooperation. He has also been a consultant for non-profit organizations in the areas of planning, monitoring and evaluation, sustainability, finances, and project management, with his own consultancy office serving clients in Central America and Brazil.

Juan Manuel is a CPA, and earned his MBA at Mesoamericana University. He has additional studies in project management, entrepreneurship, and tourism models for small businesses. He has studied in Guatemala and Japan.