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:
- August 9, 2011
Remarks by Guillermo O. Chapman, Jr., Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors, during the presentation of the Panama Canal Award to Mr. Victor Diamond.
- March 31, 2011
Remarks by Eduardo Antonio Quiros B., Chairman of the Modernization and Expansion Committee of the Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors on the Occasion of the Panama Canal Award to Engineers Carlos Octavio Moreno, Ernesto Ng Jordan, Alvaro Palacios, Roberto Roy and Moises Castillo De León (R.I.P.).
Here you can visualize images of members of the Board of Directors at different Canal activities.