Altos de Ochomogo, Costa Rica


+506 4000-1117



    Meet Jose Maria

    Learn more about Jose Maria Figueres Olsen and discover part of his life experiences since he was a child.


    Former President of Costa Rica

    Learn about all the achievements of Jose Maria Figueres Olsen during his term as President of Costa Rica.

Jose María Figueres Olsen

Welcome to my Official Website

Former President of Costa Rica, International figure in favor of Environment Protection and technology implementation to evolve and grow.

I have always believed that we have the individual responsibility to constantly improve ourselves. That invites us to re-invent ourselves frequently. I started my professional life as an engineer in the agroindustrial sector. Then I became a public servant. Then I started an international work career that allowed me to know the world and study it closely. As a carpenter who accumulates tools throughout his life and brings them with him to his next job, I have endeavored to learn from the lived experiences, the good ones but above all the not so good, to increase my knowledge and take them as advantage in my current responsibilities .

A leader forged by experiences

Academic achievements

Industrial Engineer graduated from the University of West Point in New York, Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and Doctorate Honoris Causa from the International University of Geneva.

Labor Achievements

CEO of the World Economic Forum, CEO of Concordia21, Global Ocean Commission, co-president of Ocean Unite, president of the Rocky Mountain Institute Alliance - Carbon War Room and member of the Club of Madrid