Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the politics; he was President of the Republic of Panama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Panama, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of Panameñista Party.
As president, he was focused on seeking greater equity and social justice for his country. He also fought corruption and supported the recovery of more than USD 500 million which belonged to the country. Additionally, he created Panamanian history with 2 milestones: establishing diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and attaining the largest financing in the country's history through its relationship with Japan for the construction of Metro Line 3.
Focused on Higher Technical Education, Juan Carlos inaugurated the first Higher Technical Institute of Panama. On February 2017, he launched the “Falcon Policy” which focuses on a strategic approach to the UAE as a gateway to the Middle East.