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Anabel González

Senior Director, Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group

Anabel Gonzalez is Senior Director of the World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness. Previously, she served as Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade and the president's principal advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade and investment policy. During her more than 15 years of service with the Ministry of Foreign Trade, she has held various positions including Director General for International Trade Negotiations and Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade. She also served as the Director to the Agriculture and Commodities Division of the World Trade Organization, where she contributed to the Doha Round, providing advice and support to senior management and member countries. She also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank as Senior International Consultant on Trade and Investment, leading projects related to implementation of trade agreements, regional economic integration, Aid for Trade, and investment issues. For the past two years, Anabel has served as Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. As from September 2014, she will lead the Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness.

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