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Anabel González

Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank

Senior Director of the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group, leads the Bank's 500 people team on trade, investment, competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship. Previously, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica where she led Costa Rica's efforts to join the OECD, negotiated and implemented six free trade agreements, enhanced the investment climate and contributed to the attraction of over 140 investment projects; also had a lead role in Costa Rica's Competitiveness and Innovation Council. Has held various positions including Director, Agriculture Division, World Trade Organization; Senior International Consultant on Trade and Investment, Inter-American Development Bank; Director-General, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Board; and several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (Viceminister, Ambassador-Chief Negotiator and Director General) . Former Chair, WEF Global Agenda Council on Trade & FDI, and former Chair, WEF Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. Current member of WEF Global Future Council on Trade &FDI.