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Julian Wilches


COO, Clever Leaves

Julian is Clever Leaves’ Chief Regulatory Officer. In this position Julian is in charge of structuring and maintaining the company’s relationship strategies and policies with different stakeholders of interest, including governments, regulators and communities.

Julián acted as Director of Drug Policy for the Colombian Ministry of Justice and Law (2011-2014) and was Advisor on the Presidential Programme against Illicit Crops (2005-2007). He was also the Deputy Director of Interinstitutional Articulation at the Attorney General’s Office (June 2014-Dec 2015).

Additionally, Julian served as a Consultant and Advisor to the Ministry of Culture (2003-2005), the Colombian Institute for Rural Development – Incoder, and the “Coordination of the Culture of Law” Project – NSIC (2007-2008). Julian has a B.A. in Political Science from Los Andes University (Bogotá, Colombia) and a Master’s in journalism from Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid, Spain).

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