Mario Joaquín Aguilera Cirbian currently holds the position of Vice Governor of the Autonomous Departmental Government of Santa Cruz, where he works on an issue of vital importance for the future of the Metropolitan Region such as planning. He was appointed as head of metropolitan work with the enactment of Departmental Decree 382, which gives him the powers to direct the Metropolitan Affairs instance, responsible for laying the foundations for the development of Santa Cruz Metropolis according to Departmental Law 187. From the office of the Vice-governor, most of the work of the five-year planning process focuses on issues such as mitigation of environmental impact, integrated waste environmental impact, integrated solid waste management and the preservation of the environment of the metropolitan region, awareness of climate change, the transition to a circular economy and sustainable development in the metropolitan region.
Born in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra on January 10, 1973, he was professionally trained in Urbanism and Architecture, and with a trajectory of 22 years of experience in the private sector. Throughout his years of experience, he played various roles in Santa Cruz institutions such as:
College of Architects of Santa Cruz, as General Secretary of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010, he was also elected as Vocal for the management from 2012 to 2014, he was also elected as president consecutively from 2014 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2018. He was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Departmental Technical Advisory Committee (CCTD) from 2014 to 2016; Member of the Review Commission of the Urbanism and Works Code of Santa Cruz from 2015 to 2018; Elected as director of the Federation of Professionals of Bolivia from 2016 to 2018; President of the Integral Metropolitan Planning Commission of Santa Cruz; and 2nd Vice President of the Pro Santa Cruz Civic Committee.