Senior Trade and Competitiveness Director
Degree in Law, University of Costa Rica; LLM, Georgetown University. Trade policy-maker and practitioner with extensive experience at the national and international levels 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. 2010-14, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, with lead responsibility for the country's trade and foreign direct investment portfolios. From July 2014, Senior Director, Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank. 2012-14, Chair, Global Agenda Council on Trade & FDI, World Economic Forum. Has lectured in over 30 countries and published extensively on trade and investment issues.