Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions-Silva Mediterranea
Over 90 years of Mediterranean forest management
José Manuel Jaquotot is a forest engineer graduated from Politecnic University of Madrid with an Exexcutive MBA from IESE International Bussines School. In 2017 he was elected president of the Committee of Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Agadir. Mr Jaquotot is a civil servant in the Spanish Forestry Service since 1980, although he has been outside the public administration for 28 years (1985 to 2013) developing different activities in the private sector. He returned to public activity in 2013 and since 2014 is Deputy Director General of Forestry and Forest within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment. This work supposes the responsibility of the management of the Spanish Forest Policy. His main experience is about management of teams and developments of strategies and projects, both nationally and internationally.
The previous chairs
From 2012 to 2017: Mr. Ismail Belen (Turkey)