Sea Asia
Jorge Luis Quijano

Chief Executive Officer
Panama Canal Authority

Jorge L. Quijano is the CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, the autonomous agency that manages the Panama Canal, the leading interoceanic waterway that serves world maritime commerce.

He began his career in the Texaco Oil Refinery in Panama as Process Engineer and Product Forecaster. In 1975, he began his career with the Panama Canal, where he climbed through the professional and managerial promotion ladder to the position of Maritime Operations Director in 1999.

In September 2006, he was designated to manage the Panama Canal's $5.25 billion Expansion Program; and to that effect, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Engineering and Programs Management Department.

A native of the Republic of Panama, Mr. Quijano holds a Bachelor’s and a Master´s Degree from the Industrial Engineering School of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is the recipient of international awards for his achievements and contributions to the world maritime industry.