Area of Expertise: Defense and Security, Politics and Governance, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, Subsaharan Africa
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Field of Work: Military
Mr. Juan Esteban is Army general at Ministry of Defense in Spain. He is currently in reserve for the SP Army, and his expertise include Former Yugoslavia, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea-Bissau.
Mr. Esteban joined the Military Academy in 1969 and served as Artillery officer and Army Helicopter Pilot. Graduated in the Spanish Army War College. His last command was the Spanish Army Aviation (2004-2008). His experience in PKO include: Bosnia (1992), Guatemala (1995-96), DR Congo (2003-04) and SSR: Guinea-Bissau (2008-10) as Head of Mission. After more than two years as Head of Mission in the EUSSR Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Esteban gained a lot of expertise in the SSR field and also in the management of the crisis by the EU institutions.
Mr. Esteban was posted twice at NATO HQ in Brunssum (NL) as Liaison Officer and Retamares (SP) as Chief of Operations. Mr. Esteban has appeared in several media outlets and in the Spanish, Rumenian and Guinean TV programs, among others.
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