Experts' profiles - Marco Gonzalez
Marco Gonzalez
Marco Gonzalez joined the Ozone Secretariat as its Executive Secretary in 2002 after being involved in energy and environmental issues for over 20 years.

During that time he held senior positions in various bodies of the Government of Costa Rica, including at the Institute of Electricity and Telecommunications, the Oil Refinery Institute, the National Center of High Technology, the Ministry of Environment and the National Congress.
Mr. Gonzalez has been involved in ozone issues since the early 1990s when, as a member of the National Congress, he spearheaded the legislative ratification of the Ozone Treaties.

Thereafter, he actively participated in the implementation of these treaties at national and international levels; in 1996, in his capacity as Vice Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, he chaired the steering committee of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Costa Rica.

He also served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in 1997 and 1998 respectively.
He has won several national and international recognitions for his work, including the US EPA "Best of the Best "Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award, the 2008 US EPA Climate Protection Award and the "Champion of the Ozone Layer" Award presented by prominent peers of the ozone family on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol in 2007.

Mr. Gonzalez holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica as well as a Masters degree in Power System Analysis from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK.
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