Costa Rica’s Ambassador Roman Macaya Speaks About the Importance of Science Diplomacy in 2018

Aired on January 11, 2018

Román Macaya Hayes (born September 19, 1966) is a Costa Rican entrepreneur, biochemist, and politician. He is most known for his adamant opposition to the Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement and later for his work as executive president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic in Costa Rica. He was a presidential pre-candidate for the Citizens’ Action Party. He was Costa Rican ambassador in Washington, D.C. between 2014 and 2018. Currently, he is Executive President of the board of directors of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, named by the Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s government in 2018.