Mr. José Raul González

Chief Executive Officer, Cementos Progreso

José Raul González is CEO of Cementos Progreso, the largest cement company in Guatemala.

He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco Marroquin - UFM - in Guatemala and an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Rochester, N.Y. He previously had a 17 years’ experience as CFO of CBC, the Pepsi Cola anchor bottler for Central America and the Caribbean.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Universidad Francisco Marroquin where he lectures in economics and a former Dean of the School of Economics.

He serves in the Board Member of the National Center for Economic Research a Guatemalan think tank dedicated to implement social and economic policies.

He lives in Guatemala with his wife and four children.


11:05 - 11:55 am EDT / 15:05 – 15:55 pm UTC / 17:05 – 17:55 pm CEST
Breakout Session C – Organized by ISSA: Vision Zero in Motion: Presenting the new Vision Zero Training programme and the new Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators

Launched at the last World Congress three years ago, Vision Zero has found a broad acceptance in the world of industry, organisations and occupational health and safety professionals. What started as a campaign has gradually become part of a prevention culture and a sound strategy to improve prevention performance beyond compliance. Following the demands of the occupational safety and health community, we have been working with businesses, social security institutions, researchers and professional training providers to take Vision Zero to the next level.

In this session the International Social Security Association will present to you
- The new Vision Zero Training Programme - a newly developed Vision Zero training course for companies, to be delivered by accredited Vision Zero trainers
- The new Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators – a guide to measure and manage safety, health and wellbeing
- Exciting experiences and Vision Zero success stories from the occupational safety and health community

Dr. Bill Gunnyeon, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, United Kingdom
Mr. Helmut Ehnes, Chairman, International Social Security Association VISION ZERO Steering Committee
Prof. Stavroula Leka, Professor of Work Organization & Well-being, Cork University Business School, Ireland
Prof. Brou Yves Yéboué Kouamé, Director, Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund (CNPS), Côte d’Ivoire
Dr. Dheera Phong-anant, Manager, Occupational Safety and Health Development & International Relations Center, SHAWPAT, Thailand
Mr. José Raul González, Chief Executive Officer, Cementos Progreso

Mr. Bernd Treichel, Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention, International Social Security Association

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