Ramón Pichs-Madruga serves as Vice Chair of Working Group III. He has been the Director at the Centre for World Economy Studies (CIEM) in Cuba since 2013, where he has been a researcher since 1986 and was Deputy Director from 1999-2013. He has been an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Havana since 2004. He has been Bureau member of the IPCC since 1997 and was a Co-chair of IPCC Working Group III from 2008-2015. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for research on global change (IAI) from 2007-2013 and was elected member of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba for the period 2012 to 2018; re-elected for 2018-2024. He has a degree in Foreign Trade Economics at the University of Havana, a Master in Social Sciences from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a Doctor in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).