Coyol Free Zone management team comes from a careful selection process. Its leadership consists of professionals with a high degree of expertise in all areas of the business and the highest personal values. The executive unit delivers a wide range of services, which make of Coyol Free Zone the benchmark of Costa Rican free zone and corporate parks.

Alvaro Carballo



Chairman and partner of Coyol Free Zone. Mr. Carballo has over 30 years of legal experience, specializing in finance, trusts, real estate, foreign investment and key roles in the creation and development of Free Zones in Costa Rica. Mr. Carballo drafted the first Free Zone Law of Costa Rica (1978-1979) and acted as advisor to the Commission of Economic Affairs in Congress. Mr. Carballo has served on multiple executive boards at relevant national and international companies including the Costa Rican Promotion Agency (CINDE) and the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham). Mr. Carballo holds a Masters of Comparative Law from University of Miami.

Jorge Monge

Member of the Board


Member of the board of Coyol Free Zone. Mr. Monge graduated as an Industrial Engineer and holds a MPA from Harvard University. He has served as a member of multiple boards of directors at relevant national and international entities. Among his most important experiences we can highlight: Ex President of Improsa Financial Group, Ex President of the Costa Rican Banking Association, Ex Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Ex vice Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines

Carlos Wong

CEO and General Director


CEO and General Director of Coyol Free Zone, Mr. Wong has served as General Manager of several free zones, including Metro Free Zone, Globalpark and Zona Franca del Este. He served as Investment Program Director and Regional Director for Asia at the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). Mr. Wong has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the InterAmerican Bank and as a professor and researcher at the University of Costa Rica. He graduated as an Economist from the University of Costa Rica, holds a Masters in Management from the Inter-American University (Costa Rica) and performed graduate studies in International Marketing at Georgetown University.

Cristián Fernández

Engineering and Projects Director


As Director of Engineering and Projects at Coyol Free Zone, Mr.Fernandez is responsible for planning, coordination, management and administration of projects in the park. Bachelor in Civil Engineering at the University of Costa Rica, he has followed post graduated studies at INCAE Business School. As part of his career with Coyol Free Zone he has been involved in multiple projects such as Microtechnologies, MicroVention, Freudenberg Medical, LivaNova and Medtronic shell buildings and tenant improvements, among others. Mr. Fernández also participated in the construction of Zollner Electronics at La Lima Free Zone.

María José Crespo

Director of Business Development & Marketing


Director of Business Development & Marketing for Coyol Free Zone, Ms. Crespo has had an outstanding growth trajectory with the company since she first started as Manager of Post-Sales Services and leading our recognized “Integrate a Coyol Program”. Her professional experience in sales and marketing has given her an expertise in diverse markets. María José Crespo holds degrees in Marketing and Advertising as well as an MBA with emphasis on Marketing from the Latin American University of Science and Technology.