Carlos Joaquin González has a degree in Accountancy at the Universidad Autónoma deYucatán. Having graduated, he furthered his education in Senior Executive Management at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
He has worked for such enterprises as airline companies: Aerovías Caribe, Aerocozumel and regional mobile phone Portatel del Sureste where he established the operational headquarters at Playa del Carmen.
In 2004 he was nominated by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional –PRI- and following a successful campaign, he was elected Mayor for the Solidaridad Municipality, with the highest number of votes in the history.
From this position, he was elected Chairman of the Mexico´s Association of Coastal Municipalities, where, in coordination and joint efforts with the Mexico´s National Municipalities Conference, he managed to obtain and allocate 3,500 million pesos for public security to the affiliated governments.
Later, the United Nations Organization presented him with the International Gender Equality Award for local governments upon his policy titled “The Value of Women”. This program supported an empowerment vision for women, and gender integrality.
In 2008 he was appointed Secretary of Tourism for the Quintana Roo state government. contributing to the rise in hotel occupancy rates and the tourism expenditure. He also coordinated the beach recovery project (tons of sand being blown off after several hurricanes hit Quintana Roo´s coastlines), comprising both the technical works and the financial scheme which required a reformation to the Federal Derechos Law bill.
In 2009 he runs for, and is elected Federal Representative for the third election district with seat in Cancun. Once in the Chamber of Deputies, he was elected President for the Tourism Commission, which he headed until 2012.
During his term he promoted the discussion and approval of an update to the General Tourism Law, and lobbied with his colleagues from all the political parties to set a permanent dialogue roundtable with all the stakeholders of the tourism industry in Mexico, which leaded to build the National Agreement on Tourism, signed by the President of Mexico (Felipe Calderon in that year), all his cabinet, the state governors, the leaders of all the business, academic and social related organizations in the country. The ceremony had The U.N. World Tourism Organization General Secretary as a Witness of Honor.
In 2012 President elect Enrique Peña Nieto appointed him as Coordinator for Tourism in his government transition team. From this position he lead and accomplished in a three-month period a comprehensive diagnosis of the industry in Mexico, identifying the potential and recommending the main challenges to be dealt with by the upcoming federal administration.
Upon President Peña´s federal government inauguration in December 2012, he was appointed Vice Minister for Tourism Operation at the Tourism Ministry, which he performed until December 2013, when as a consequence of an organizational and structural reform, his position was redesigned and assigned with some other responsibilities, being appointed from that point on as Vice Minister for Tourism Innovation and Development.