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Juan Lucas Restrepo

Director General
Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

A Colombian and French national, Juan Lucas Restrepo has worked in the agricultural domain, both in public and private sectors, for the past 25 years. He has significant experience in policy, value chains, markets and in leading agricultural research. Juan Lucas has served as the Vice Minister of the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and as the Executive Director of AGROSAVIA, the largest agricultural research organization of the country. He holds a degree in civil engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University in the USA.