Patricio V. Marquez is a former World Bank Group (WBG) Lead Public Health Specialist. He retired in August 2019 after 32 years of service. He worked in over 80 countries across the world. In March 2020, he returned to the WBG as Consultant to support the preparation and implementation of the US$6 billion COVID-19 Global Emergency Response Program in the health sector and the implementation of the US$20 billion Additional Financing for Vaccines and Vaccination across the world, as well as for co-authoring the “Better Together: A Mental Health Strategy for the World Bank Group”, which was launched on May 4th, 2022.
He is a Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, serves as a Pledge Champion at the Tobacco Free Portfolios Foundation, and in 2021, he was elected to serve as a governing member of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Conservation of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. He was appointed in 2022 to serve as a member of the External Advisory Board for the University of Washington Consortium for Global Mental Health, and invited to be a member of the International Advisory Committee for the preparation of the World Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) 2023 Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada on June 25-30, 2023.
He is originally from Cuenca, Ecuador.