Juan Manuel Restrepo

Director of Education and Culture, Comfama


Juan Manuel Restrepo is the Director of Education and Culture of Comfama, a nonprofit organization that impacts more than 3 million people in Colombia. He is the creator of multiple NGOs and citizen-led movements in urban sustainability, education advocacy and social entrepreneurship. He has a PhD in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong, a master’s degree in Governing the Large Metropolis from SciencesPo and a master’s in management from the Neoma Business School. His research interests lie on the areas of collective governance, scaling-up education, and sustainability. He has published articles for the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Policy & Politics. He is an Echoing Green Fellow and has received recognitions for his work such as the Leaders of Tomorrow, St Gallen Symposium, and Outstanding Young Leader of the Junior Chamber International.