Commission for Environmental Cooperation Bids Farewell to César Rafael Chávez

WATCH: Farewell Message from Commission for Environmental Cooperation Secretariat Executive Director César Rafael Chávez

Montreal, July 11, 2019—Monday, July 15 will mark the last day of Executive Director César Rafael Chávez’s term leading the CEC Secretariat in Montreal, Canada.

Chávez joined the CEC in January 2016, after more than 30 years of environmental planning experience in the public, private, social and academic sectors at both the national and international level, including at the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales—Semarnat).

During his tenure at the CEChe worked diligently to modernize the Secretariat, applying horizontal management, seeking creativity and innovation in the delivery of responsibilities, and overseeing the relocation of the Secretariat’s Montreal headquarters. Besides overseeing the implementation of two Operational Plans (2015–2016 and 2017–2018) and the drafting of a new plan for 2019–2020, he also coordinated operations to more closely align Secretariat activities with CEC strategic priorities and objectives and refined the organization’s performance measurement framework.

The CEC thanks Sr. Chávez for his hard work and guidance during these years and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.