As part of Accion Global Advisory Solutions, Juan Alberto Almonacid is the Vice President and Program Manager responsible for specialized technical assistance projects for financial institutions in Latin America. He also supports Accion’s governance role on the boards of directors of its partners. Juan brings 30 years of experience in a wide range of areas including research, program development, talent development, and training in a variety of financial services areas such as microfinance, savings, microinsurance, and remittances. His areas of expertise also include alternative channels, banking correspondents, and productive value chains. Juan is an economist from the Universidad Piloto de Colombia, and has specializations in higher administration from the Universidad Militar, and planning for regional development from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.