Juan Elias Chebly serves at the United Nations Environment Programme as Lead Adviser on Partnerships and Outreach to the UN Assistant Secretary General and Head of UN Environment Management Group. He is founder of Voipebox.com and giveme-5.org. He holds a BS in management, a minor in International Business, and a Finance MBA degree from St. John’s University in Queens NY and is a PHD Candidate in Sustainable Development at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela.
At age 24, he became St. John’s Tobin College of Business youngest professor in 2010. In 2009 he founded Voipebox.com, a telecom startup introducing innovative and pioneering VOIP telephony solutions in South America and the US. Since 2013, Juan has been tasked to serve in different capacities as a report writer, researcher, programme manager, public speaker, strategic adviser, and community builder at the UN, at the juncture between academic research, policy-making, and inclusive governance through partnerships and global outreach.