President José María Figueres was president of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. Under his presidency, Costa Rica implemented a comprehensive national development strategy based on the tenants of sustainability. After leaving office, he led the UN Information and Communication Technologies Task Force and the World Economic Forum as its chief executive officer. Currently, he serves as chief executive officer of Concordia 21 in Spain, dedicated to supporting organizations that promote development and democratic values around the world. He is also chairman of the Carbon War Room, working to implement entrepreneurial market-driven solutions that mitigate climate change.