Jorge L. Quijano

Jorge L. Quijano

Jorge L. Quijano, Chief Executive Officer, Panama Canal Authority
Chief Executive Officer, Panama Canal Authority (ACP)

Mr. Jorge L. Quijano is the CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, the autonomous agency that manages the Panama Canal, the leading interoceanic waterway that serves world maritime commerce.

Mr. Quijano began his professional career in TEXACO, in the Republic of Panama, as a process engineer and product forecaster. In 1975, he commenced his career with the Panama Canal as a maintenance engineer and ascended through the professional and managerial promotion ladder until 1999, when he obtained the position of Maritime Operations Director. Then in September 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Engineering and Programs Management Department, with the responsibility to manage the Panama Canal's $5.25 billion Expansion Program.

Mr. Quijano is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his achievements and contributions to the world maritime industry.

A native of Panama City, Republic of Panama, Mr. Quijano holds a Bachelor´s degree in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering, Lamar University and a Master of Engineering Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, also from Lamar University.


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