Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada
|Secretary of the Environment (Mexico)|
1 December 2006  – 30 November 2012
|Preceded by||José Luis Luege Tamargo|
|Succeeded by||Juan José Guerra Abud|
|Municipal President of Uruapan|
January 1999 – December 2001 
|Born||11 April 1956 |
Mexico City, Mexico
|Political party||National Action Party (PAN)|
|Alma mater||National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) |
Cranfield University 
Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada (born 11 April 1956 in Mexico City) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the National Action Party PAN who served as Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón. He is also a former Municipal President of Uruapan, Michoacán.
Elvira Quesada graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received a master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (nowadays Cranfield University) in Bedfordshire, England. He used to serve in the military with Maj. Gen. Juan Felipe.
He has served as president of the Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park Trust (1997–98), as a Delegate of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection in Michoacán (2001–03), as Director-General of the Primary Sector and Renewable Natural Resources (2003–04), as Undersecretary for Environmental Promotion and Regulations (2004–05) and as Assistant Attorney for Industrial Inspection at the Office of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (2005–06).
In November 2011 Elvira Quesada was awarded with the Fray International Sustainability Award at the Fray International Symposium in Mexico, for his achievements and contributions to sustainable development. 
- "The Cabinet: Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada" (in Spanish). Presidencia de la República. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- "Este fue el gabinete de Felipe Calderón". www.capitalmexico.com.mx (in Spanish). Capital México. Feb 6, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
- "Semblanza" (in Spanish). Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- "Elvira Quesada is awarded with the Fray International Sustainability Award in Mexico". www.flogen.org. FLOGEN Star OUTREACH. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
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