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.

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Former President of Costa Rica, Internationally recognized for his work on Environmental Issues and Technologies that promote Competitiveness and Development.

I have always believed that we have the individual responsibility to constantly re-invent ourselves. I started my professional career as an engineer working in the agroindustrial sector. Then I became a public servant. Following that I started an international career that enabled me to travel widely and better understand global events. As a carpenter who accumulates tools throughout his life and brings them with him to his next job, I have endeavored to learn from every experience, the good ones but above all the not so good, to increase my knowledge and use them in future 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