Juan Manuel Palacios

Associate Trainer/Consultant, Guatemala

As a regional director in Latin America for Humentum since 2011 (formerly LINGOS), 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, better deliver on their organization’s mission.

Juan Manuel has been training on the PMDPro Methodology, Planning for Sustainability and Fighting Fraud, and developing consultancies on planning, monitoring, evaluation, sustainability, etc., in almost 20 countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Previously, he worked as a project and administrative manager for local and international NGOs and international cooperation agencies such as AGEXPORT, CIRMA, Project Hope International, and German Cooperation. He has also been a consultant for non-profit organizations, with his own consultancy office serving clients in Central America and Brazil.

Juan Manuel is a CPA and has an MBA specialized in entrepreneurship. He´s certified PMDPro1, PMDPro2, and PgMDPro. He has additional studies in risk management for development organizations, project management, entrepreneurship, and tourism models for small businesses. He has studied in Guatemala and Japan.