About Us

Meet the Committee

Juan Lara

Juan Lara


As the YPN's President, Juan is responsible for managing and supporting the execution of the goals and long-term vision for the YPN. 

Juan began his professional career in his home country, Colombia, working in the public services sector, managing and developing relationships with city councils, government agencies, and private organisations. Throughout his working experience as Business Administrator, he has been involved in a variety of roles that include treasury management, finance forecast and planning, as well as business management and development.

Juan came to New Zealand to complete a Masters degree in Management at Massey University. He has called Auckland home from 2019. He is passionate about people and cultures, which spurs his love of travelling, having had the opportunity to wander around Latin America, North America, and Europe, learning Portuguese along the way.

In his free time, Juan enjoys playing football, tennis, and running, as well as discovering new coffee roasteries and boutique caf├ęs.