The COVID-19 crisis is challenging governments to step up their efforts to digitize public management. International trade is no exception. This is an opportunity to make a qualitative leap towards the modernization of foreign trade procedures through technologies such as blockchain. The need for … [Read more...] about Tracing products back to their origin: facilitating regional trade through blockchain
Jimena Sotelo is Project Lead of Digital Trade at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum, based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on the intersection of new technologies and trade. She has 10 years of experience working on trade in international organizations and the private sector, particularly in relation to trade in services and digital trade. Previously, she worked at the International Trade Centre and the think tank ICTSD in Geneva, as well as for the Organization of American States in Washington DC. Her experience in the private sector was at Banco Comafi SA and DuPont, in Buenos Aires. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Trade and a postgraduate course in International Business from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), where she was awarded top honors. She also holds a Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute (WTI) at the University of Bern, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Jimena is a citizen of Argentina and Italy. Her native language is Spanish with additional fluency in English and Portuguese.