The Centre for Analysis and Public Affairs, is a Colombian- based consulting firm supporting public and private sector collaboration for higher development and governance levels. Juan served as Colombian Deputy Interior Minister between 2011 and 2012, both as Deputy Minister of Participation and Human Rights (2011) and Deputy Minister of Political Relations (2012). He was responsible for public policies on issues related to good governance and democracy, specifically in the areas of human rights, decentralization, citizen participation and political reform. During his tenure as Deputy Minister he served as Governor in charge of the departments of Caldas and Magdalena and ad hoc Governor of San Andres. In 2013, he worked as a member of the government team that negotiated point two of the Peace Agreements with the FARC. Internationally, he has been Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Executive Coordinator of the Unit for the Promotion of Democracy at the same organization from 2000 to 2004. He has been a consultant to various international organizations such as UNDP, International IDEA, the Carte Centre, USAID and IDB. He is a fellow of the Stanford University Center for Democracy, holds a Master in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University and Master in Political Science, a specialization in Constitutional and Parliamentary Law, and one in Public Management Specialist.