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Rene Castro Salazar

Is a Civil Engineer from the Universidad de Costa Rica, he has a Master in Public Administration and also is Doctor of Design from Harvard University. Mr. Castro Salazar held several ministerial positions in Costa Rica, such as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Environment and Energy between 1994 and 2014. He has lectured in prestigious universities such as Harvard, Tokyo Yale, Zurich, Tech, LSE, INCAE and several Latin American Universities. UN-FAO appointed Mr. Castro Salazar as Assistant Director-General in 2016 and he is currently leading policy strategy related to climate, biodiversity, and environment.


Assistant Director-General


UN-FAO Food and Angriculture Organisation of the United Nations