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Ilya Espino de Marotta
Obtained her Marine Engineer degree from Texas A&M, in Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., in May 1985; and in 1996, her Master in Economic Engineer from the Universidad Santa María La Antigua (The Old Saint Mary University in Panama City, Republic of Panama), also known as USMA. Took Managerial Development courses in: The INCAE Business School, located in Managua, Nicaragua (February 2000) and, The Kellogg School of Management, located in Illinois, U.S.A. (July 2006). Has worked for the Panama Canal for over 30 years on various positions. In May 2012 she was assigned as Executive Vice President for Engineering and Program Management.
his Vice Presidency is in charge of all engineering of the Panama Canal, managing all the construction contracts, and heading the execution of the Panama Canal Expansion Program. On February 2019, she has been designated as Executive Vice-President for Transit Business responsible for all maritime operations, emergency response, dredging operations, maintenance of canal’s infrastructures, floating and rolling equipment, customer affairs and marketing analysis.
On January 1, 2020, she was appointed Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal.