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Vice President for Countries at the Inter-American Development Bank
Anabel González is an expert on trade and investment. Her experience spans international organizations, the public sector, consulting, and research. She currently serves as Vice President for Countries at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Prior to joining the IDB, she served as Deputy Director-General at the World Trade Organization (2021-2023), where she facilitated trade negotiations and oversaw the divisions of economic research, market access, services trade and investment, and intellectual property. Previously, she was Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (2018-2021) and served as Senior Director of the World Bank’s Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness (2014-2017). Ms. González has also broad public sector experience in Costa Rica, the last of it as Minister of Trade (2010-2014).
Ms. González has written extensively on trade, investment and economic development, and has presented in over 70 countries.