Juan-Cruz works with the Department of Sustainable Development
of the Organization of American States since 1999. His experience includes
the work with OAS Member States geared to expand the use of renewable energy
and energy efficiency technologies. Previously, he worked on integrated water resources management and regional
planning in Latin America and the Caribbean. He contributed to the development of civil society participation
policies for the Inter-American Strategy for Public Participation. Juan-Cruz
wrote several project proposals and papers relating to water management,
biodiversity and the environmental aspects of economic integration and trade
In 2001, Juan-Cruz worked with
the World Bank’s
Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law
Group in the preparation of a compendium of participatory environmental legislations
and institutions in Latin America, the Caribbean Region, and Africa. He also
worked with the Inter-American Development Bank in the comparative analysis
of the regulations of the Administrative Tribunals of international
Juan-Cruz has a Law degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina and a
Master of Laws degree from George Washington University, where he
specialized in Intellectual Property. While attending Law School in
Argentina, Juan-Cruz worked as a Registry Officer in a Court of Justice.
Before he moved to the United States, Juan-Cruz lived in Buenos Aires, where he
practiced law and represented clients in commercial and civil matters.
Juan-Cruz is fluent in English, French and Spanish.