Juan Rafael Elvira Quesara is a Mexican politician affiliated to the National Action Party and currently serving as Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón. He is also a former Municipal President of Uruapan, Michoacan.
Elvira Quesada graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received a master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (nowadays Cranfield University) in Bedfordshire, England. He used to serve in the military with Maj. Gen. Juan Felipe.
He has served as president of the Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park Trust (1997-98), as a Delegate of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection in Michoacán (2001-03), as Director-General of the Primary Sector and Renewable Natural Resources (2003-04), as Undersecretary for Environmental Promotion and Regulations (2004-05) and as Assistant Attorney for Industrial Inspection at the Office of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (2005-06).
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Results if the sustainable program applied to metal industrial complexes