Anabel González

Anabel González
  • Senior Trade and Competitiveness Director, World Bank, Washington DC

More than 15 years of service with the Ministry of Foreign Trade; has held various positions including Director-General, International Trade Negotiations and Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade; Director, Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organization; Senior International Consultant on Trade and Investment, Inter-American Development Bank; Director-General, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Board; Minister of Foreign Trade. 2010-14, President's Principal Adviser, Negotiator and Spokesperson on trade and investment policy; led Costa Rica's efforts to join the OECD, negotiated, approved and implemented six free trade agreements, and implemented policies that significantly enhanced the investment climate in Costa Rica and contributed to the attraction of over 140 investment projects; also had a lead role in Costa Rica's Competitiveness and Innovation Council. Currently, Senior Director, The World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Trade & FDI, and current Chair, Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness, World Economic Forum.