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Poole Alumnus Takes Office as Panama Canal Administrator

Ricaurte Vásquez Morales brings his 30 years of experience in the public and private sector as he is sworn in as the new administrator of the Panama Canal. Vásquez will serve a seven-year term overseeing the waterway as the Canal celebrates its 20th year under Panamanian administration beginning December 31, 2019. “Just a few months short of the 20th anniversary of the transfer of the Canal to the Panamanian people, we face a distinctly different reality today. Trade now travels along different routes,” said Vásquez. “This new global reality, in which the Canal operates, requires us to redefine and adapt our business. We must face this challenge with intelligence, courage and imagination.” Vásquez is a graduate of the Poole College of Management with a master of economics. Read more on Maritime Executive.