Board of Directors

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Mission:

The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policies for the operation, improvement, and modernization of the Canal, as well as supervising its management pursuant to the National Constitution, the Panama Canal Authority Organic Law, and the Regulations thereto appertaining.

Composition:

The Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policies for the operation, improvement, and modernization of the Canal, as well as supervising its management.

The board is comprised of 11 directors, whose appointment shall be made as follows:

  • A Director designated by the President of the Republic, who shall chair the Board of Directors and shall have the rank of Minister of State for Canal Affairs.
  • A Director designated by the Legislative Branch, who may be freely appointed or removed thereby.
  • Nine Directors appointed by the President of the Republic with the consent of the Cabinet Council and ratification by an absolute majority of the members of the Legislative Assembly.

The Directors shall serve in their posts for a term of 9 years, and may only be removed for the reasons set forth in Article 20 of the Panama Canal Authority Organic Law.

At present, the Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors is made up of the following members:

Members of the Board of Directors

Aristides Royo Sánchez
Aristides Royo Sánchez

Chairman of the Board

Aristides Royo Sánchez
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Enrique Everett Sanchez Salmon
Enrique Everett Sanchez Salmon

Board Member

Enrique Everett Sanchez Salmon
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Francisco Ernesto Sierra Fábrega
Francisco Ernesto Sierra Fábrega

Board Member

Francisco Ernesto Sierra Fábrega
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Jorge L. González
Jorge L. González

Board Member

Jorge L. González
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Nicolás González Revilla
Nicolás González Revilla

Board Member

Nicolás González Revilla
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Óscar Ramírez
Óscar Ramírez

Board Member

Óscar Ramírez
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Ricardo Manuel Arango
Ricardo Manuel Arango

Board Member

Ricardo Manuel Arango
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Roberto Ábrego Torres
Roberto Ábrego Torres

Board Member

Roberto Ábrego Torres
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Dora María Perez Balladares Boyd
Dora María Perez Balladares Boyd

Board Member

Dora María Perez Balladares Boyd
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Luis Navas Pájaro
Luis Navas Pájaro

Board Member

Luis Navas Pájaro
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Laury Anne Melo de Alfaro
Laury Anne Melo de Alfaro

Board Member

Laury Anne Melo de Alfaro
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