Silvia ChavesVicepresidenta, Florex, Costa Rica

Lawyer and Notary, graduate of the University of Costa Rica. Master in Environment and graduate of the Business Administration Program at the graduate level of the Monterrey Institute in Mexico.
Owner and General Manager of the company Florex Cleaning Products S.A. She has worked since 1990 in different projects and programs with an emphasis on environmental, land management and territorial issues, in both Costa Rica and the Central American region and Latin America.
She served as president of the Center for Environmental Law and Natural Resources (CEDARENA) for more than ten years, until 2009. In addition, she served as a consultant in environmental affairs, with special emphasis on environmental law and policies, as well as the territorial management for international organizations and local organizations in Latin America.
She also serves as Professor at the University of Costa Rica in different postgraduate programs with emphasis on sustainable development and environmental law, such as the Master of Environmental Law, Master’s Degree in Geography and Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development.
She completed a Master’s Degree in Geography with an emphasis on territorial planning and environment, and her Master’s thesis focused on the analysis of the limitations and strengths of environmental institutional management in Central America.
She is a Member of the World Association of Cleaning Professionals ISSA, and has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, Coordinator of the Foreign Trade and Economic Affairs Committee of said Chamber until August 2015. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Council to promote competitiveness in Costa Rica, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Law of Costa Rica (CEDARENA), and Member of the Board of Directors of the Business Association of Development of Costa Rica. In addition, she is Secretary of the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Technical Institute of Standardization of Costa Rica.

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