Carlos Joaquín GonzálezMexico
Governor of Quintana Roo
I was born on January 6, 1965 and grew up in Cozumel with my family. From my father I learned the value of people and the importance of serving others. Public Accountant, graduated from the Autonomous University of Yucatán.
Additionally, I studied a Specialty in Senior Management at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
I have collaborated in companies such as Aerovías Caribe, AeroCozumel and the regional mobile phone company Portatel del Sureste. The latter established the operation center in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, with a view to expanding throughout the state.
From 2002 to 2005 I joined the Solidaridad City Council as Municipal Treasurer. During my tenure, we were awarded the recognition that Solidaridad deserved by the Standard & Poors consulting firm as one of the municipalities with the best finances in the Mexican Republic.
From 2005 to 2008 I was elected as Municipal President of Solidarity with the highest number of votes in the history of this territory.
From this position, I was elected President of the Association of Coastal Municipalities of Mexico, where, in coordination with the National Conference of Municipalities of Mexico, I managed to allocate $ 3.5 billion pesos to municipalities in terms of public security.
Later, the United Nations Organization awarded me the International Prize for Gender Equality for Local Governments for its policy called “the Value of Women”. This instrument supported a focus on women's empowerment and gender comprehensiveness.
From 2005 to 2006 I was invited to collaborate with the Government of the State of Quintana Roo as Secretary of Tourism. During this management I promoted the tourist destinations of the State, increasing the levels of hotel occupancy and the economic benefit in the entity for this concept. I also coordinated the beach recovery project, including its financial scheme that included reforms to the Federal Law of Rights.
In 2009 I participated and was elected to the Federal Council for the Third Electoral District based in Cancun. Already in this responsibility I was elected President of the Tourism Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.
In my legislative work, the updating of the General Tourism Law and the dialogue with leading organizations of the country's tourism industry and the authorities in their different areas of competence stand out.
In 2012 I was appointed by the President Elect, Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto, Tourism Coordinator of the Transition Team. From this position, a diagnosis of the tourism industry was carried out on a national scale, collaborating with actors, organizations and opinion leaders from all sectors.
This same year, I was appointed Undersecretary of Tourism Operations of the Tourism Secretariat of the Mexican Federal Government.
As of December 30, 2013 and as a result of the restructuring in the Ministry of Tourism, I served as Undersecretary of Tourism Innovation and Development, a position that I held until December 2015.
On June 5, 2016, I was elected Governor of the State of Quintana Roo with 45.6% of the votes (source: IEQROO) http://www.ieqroo.org.mx/, supported by the coalition of parties called UNE, Una Nueva Esperanza, which brought together the National Action Party and the Party of the Democratic Revolution.