Jaime G. Cuevas Mercado

Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico
Cooperative Marketing Manager

Jaime G. Cuevas Mercado has a Bachelor and an Associate degree from St. John Vianney College Seminary of Miami. He has worked with the Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de PR for the last 27 years, previously as the Manager of the Cooperative Educational Service Department (2010-2014), Branch Manager (1998-2010), and Cooperative Educational Promoter (1992-1998).

He has also been a Board Director on the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico (CCPR) since 2016. In this institution, Mr. Cuevas has served as president of the Coop Committee (2014-2017) and President of the Insurance Committee for the CCPR (2017-present). On many occasions, he has collaborated with the Energy and Water Committee in this organization.

Mr. Cuevas quickly made his name as a developer of cooperatives and community ventures, among them ADECANI, an Association of Cooperative Educators from northern PR, which he helped found. He also helped to incorporate COOPERASS (a Health Coop in Arecibo); Cooperativa de Educación Especial y Servicios a Personas Discapacitadas de PR; SABER COOP; and Cooperativa Agraria de PR, the first Cooperative promoted by the CCPR.

In the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), he served as a Board Director for four years, and two of them as Vice-President. ACE integrates Coop Educators from Canada, US and Latin-American, studying and learning from the Cooperative Model in those countries.

He is one of the promoters of the New Electric Cooperative Law in PR (PS-984, approved by the Senate and House of Representatives of PR and awaiting a signature from Governor Ricardo Roselló), with the collaboration of the Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de PR, Cooperative CEO Association of PR (ASEC), NRECA, Cornerstone Venture, Empresarios por Puerto Rico, CCPR, CUD, Asociación de Economistas de PR, and others.

In addition, Mr. Cuevas was part of the “Public Collaborative for Puerto Rico Energy Transformation” organized by the Institute for Economic Competitiveness and Sustainability of PR (ICSE) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), to create a report and proposal for the new Energy Transformation in Puerto Rico.