Mrs. Espino de Marotta took office in January 1st, 2020, as planned, once the previous Deputy Administrator Manuel Benitez retired after more than 40 years with the Panama Canal.
Mrs. Espino de Marotta began her career in the waterway in 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience working at the Panama Canal. She was appointed Vice President of Transit Business and led the Panama Canal Expansion Program as Executive Vice President for Engineering.
Espino de Marotta earned a degree in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University. She has a Master’s degree in Economic Engineering from the Universidad Santa María La Antigua in Panama City, Panama. She participated in the Executive Development Program at INCAE Business School and Northwestern University- Kellog School of Management, and has a project manager certification from the Project Management Institute.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) the autonomous legal entity of the Republic of Panama in charge of the operation, administration, management, preservation, maintenance, and modernization of the Panama Canal, as well as its activities and related services, so that the Canal may operate in a safe, continuous, efficient manner celebrated twenty years to be responsible for the waterway when the USA handeover the canal the midday of the 31st of December 1999 to comply with tge Torrijos-Carter Treaties.