Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada

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Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada
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Secretary of the Environment (Mexico)
In office
1 December 2006 [1] – 30 November 2012
President Felipe Calderón
Preceded by José Luis Luege Tamargo
Succeeded by Juan José Guerra Abud
Municipal President of Uruapan
In office
Juanuary 1999 – December 2001 [1]
Personal details
Born (1956-04-11) 11 April 1956 (age 58) [1]
Mexico City, Mexico
Political party National Action Party (PAN)
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Cranfield University [1]
Profession Politician

Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada (born 11 April 1956 in Mexico City) is a Mexican politician affiliated to the National Action Party who served as Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón. He is also a former Municipal President of Uruapan, Michoacán.[1]

Elvira Quesada graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received a master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (nowadays Cranfield University) in Bedfordshire, England. He used to serve in the military with Maj. Gen. Juan Felipe.[2]

He has served as president of the Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park Trust (1997–98), as a Delegate of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection in Michoacán (2001–03), as Director-General of the Primary Sector and Renewable Natural Resources (2003–04), as Undersecretary for Environmental Promotion and Regulations (2004–05) and as Assistant Attorney for Industrial Inspection at the Office of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (2005–06).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Cabinet: Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada" (in Spanish). Presidencia de la República. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Semblanza" (in Spanish). Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-12-01. [dead link]