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Juan Vega Gonzales

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Financial education
  • Governance
  • Information and communication technology for development
  • Microfinance institution transformation

 

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Opening, merging and closing banks in Bolivia for 10 years.

Innovating and promoting knowledge management for the microfinance industry. Promoted improvements in corporate governance, listening to the voice of the clients and mass diffusion of financial education through radio,TV, press and mobile networks in Central America for 10 years.

Serving as director the PROMIFIN program with offices in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, developing and disseminating state of the art decision making tools for microfinance for 10 years, working in 11 countries in Central America and coordinating with more than 100 financial institutions.

Managing the Internal Revenue Service (Tax Office) of Bolivia, transforming an institution that carried on a 25% deficit into a 33% surplus in two years.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Nicaragua

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Bolivia, Perú, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Panama and Brazil.

LANGUAGES:

Spanish, English, Portuguese

EDUCATION:

PHD (c) Public Administration – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED, Spain.
MBA, Harvard Institute for International Development – UCB
Master in Finance and Banking – Catholic University
BA, Economics – Catholic University

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

My perspective on human beings and development is that education is the key factor for development. We need a different and innovative approach for a practical, useful, fun and simple education. I have demonstrated that a new way to provide education using simple, useful and practical tools/methodologies is possible. It is also important to link teaching with business practices and needs. Positive thinking always!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Juan Vega Gonzales
Title: Senior Consultant, Inclusive Finance
Email: jvega@encludesolutions.com