Minister of Foreign Trade
Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica
Degree in Law, University of Costa Rica; LLM, Georgetown University. Trade policy-maker and practitioner with extensive experience at the national and international level in the formulation and advocacy of trade and investment policies, negotiation and implementation of agreements, building of trade-related institutional capacity, enhancing competitiveness, and promoting foreign investment. Former: Senior Adviser on trade and integration, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC; Director, WTO Agriculture Division, Geneva; Director, Costa Rica's investment promotion agency; other positions. Since 2010, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, with lead responsibility for the country's trade and foreign direct investment portfolios. Chair, Global Agenda Council on Trade & FDI, World Economic Forum. Has lectured in over 30 countries and published extensively on trade and investment issues.