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Fabrizio Opertti

Fabrizio Opertti

Fabrizio Opertti is Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he supervises an operational team in charge of a large portfolio of international trade and foreign direct investment promotion loan and technical cooperation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Fabrizio is currently leading an IDB Group-wide team in the design and implementation of the ConnectAmericas business platform. He also directs the IDB’s initiatives in the services globalization sector, having led the preparation of services’ export promotion strategies in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. Fabrizio also leads the organization of the IDB’s pan-regional trade events, including I and II CEO Summit of the Americas (Colombia 2012, Panama 2015) Outsource2LAC (Uruguay 2011, Colombia 2012, Argentina 2013, Guatemala 2014 and Mexico 2015), the Asia LAC Fora (Korea 2007, 2011 and 2015; China 2010, 2012 and 2014; Japan 2013), among others. Fabrizio holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins’ School of Business, a Master in Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from American University.
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    Krista Lucenti

    Krista Lucenti

    Krista Lucenti is a Senior Trade Specialist in the Trade and Investment Division of the IDB based in Trinidad and Tobago. She coordinates the Division’s Caribbean operational portfolio which consists of projects focused on maritime transport and ports, trade facilitation, logistics and global services exports. In recent years, she has coordinated the Caribbean Strategic Agenda on Integration, undertaken research in the areas of trade and maritime transport, and coordinated regional policy dialogues. Prior to joining the Bank, Krista worked at the World Bank in Geneva where she supported work on the Integrated Framework, trade facilitation, and diagnostic trade and integration studies. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bern, Switzerland as well as degrees from both the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and McGill University, Montreal
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      Jaime Granados

      Jaime Granados

      Especialista Líder en Comercio e Inversión del Sector de Comercio e Integración del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Jaime coordina el hub de comercio e integración para Centroamérica, México y República Dominicana. Fue Profesor de Comercio e Integración en las Américas en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Georgetown en Washington DC (2004-2008). Previo al Banco, fue Director General de Negociaciones Comerciales Internacionales del Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica. Es Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad de Costa Rica y tiene una Maestría en Derecho por la Universidad de Georgia y una Maestría en Políticas Públicas por la Universidad de Oxford. Ha publicado o editado diversos libros y artículos sobre comercio e integración. Ha publicado o editado diversos libros y artículos sobre comercio e integración, incluyendo la edición, con Alejandro Ramos, del libro titulado Zonas Francas, Comercio y Desarrollo en América Latina y El Caribe, Análisis Crítico de sus Oportunidades y Desafíos, (BID-INTAL, 2015).
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        Ana Inés Basco

        Ana Inés Basco

        Ana Inés Basco es Especialista en Integración del Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). Se desempeñó como consultora de la misma institución durante 10 años en el área de capacidad institucional, específicamente en temas de seguridad ciudadana. Trabajó anteriormente en el Ministerio de Agricultura de la Argentina, en la Secretaría de Transporte del mismo país y en organizaciones de la sociedad civil en el campo de las políticas públicas. Es Economista y Licenciada en Ciencia Política, ambas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Posee una maestría en integración económica regional de la Universidad Internacional de Andalucía y un postgrado en Gestión de Negocios Internacionales de la Universidad de Georgetown. Ha publicado sobre la gobernanza, la reforma del Estado y la seguridad ciudadana en América Latina y el Caribe.
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          Paolo Giordano

          Paolo Giordano

          Paolo Giordano es el Economista Principal del Sector de Integración y Comercio del BID, Coordinador del área de Diálogo de Políticas. En esta capacidad ha liderado la preparación de la nueva estrategia corporativa de integración regional y global, dirige programas de investigación orientados a políticas, coordina el dialogo regional de políticas, y desarrolla nuevos instrumentos programáticos y operativos. Es ciudadano italiano, titular de un Doctorado en Economía del Institut Études Politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, de una Maestría de la Universidad Bocconi, y ha completado su formación en la Kennedy School of Government de la Universidad de Harvard.
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            Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria

            Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria

            Sandra Corcuera-Santamaría es especialista en aduanas y comercio en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo en Washington DC desde el año 2006. Es responsable de varios proyectos nacionales y regionales de modernización aduanera y de gestión coordinada de fronteras, y de iniciativas de facilitación del comercio, incluida la coordinación del Programa de Operador Económico Autorizado en América Latina y Caribe. Previo a su andadura en el BID, Sandra se desempeñó seis años en la Oficina Económica y Comercial de la Embajada de España en Washington, y fue coordinadora de proyectos en la firma consultora EuropeanDevelopment Projects en Bruselas, Bélgica. Sandra tiene un Master en Administración Pública por la Universidad de Leuven, Bélgica y una Licenciatura en Ciencia Política por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España.
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              Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

              Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

              Mauricio Mesquita Moreira es Economista Jefe y Coordinador de Investigación del Sector de Integración y Comercio del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y Doctor en Economía (PhD) por la University College London. Antes de entrar al BID, el Señor Mesquita Moreira trabajó en el Departamento de Investigación del Banco Nacional de Desarrollo de Brasil (BNDES) y dictó clases en la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Es el autor principal de varios estudios entre los que se encuentran: Muy lejos para exportar. Los costos internos de transporte y las disparidades en las exportaciones regionales en América Latina y el Caribe. BID, 2013; Construyendo el futuro de la relación entre Asia y el Pacífico y América Latina y el Caribe. BID and ADB, 2012; Ten Years After the Take-off. Taking Stock of China-Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Relations. BID, 2010; India: Oportunidades y desafíos para América Latina? IDB, 2010; Unclogging Arteries: A Report on the Impact of Transport Costs on Latin American Trade. IDB and Harvard University Press 2008.
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                Christian Volpe Martincus

                Christian Volpe Martincus

                Christian Volpe Martincus is Principal Economist at the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Christian has expertise in international trade, regional integration, and economic geography. He previously worked for the Ministry of the Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires and was advisor at the MERCOSUR Commission of the National Representatives Chamber in Argentina. In addition, he was researcher at the Center for European Integration Studies in Bonn, Germany. At the IDB Christian has been working on the role of export promotion in shaping countries’ export diversification profiles, the effect of transport costs on trade flows, the impact of integration on specialization patterns, the effect of certifications on firms’ export performance, the interplay between innovation and exports, and has recently lead an innovative project aimed to assess the impacts of several trade facilitation policies on firms and their countries trade outcomes.
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                  Mónica Maday

                  Mónica Maday

                  Mónica Maday has 15 years of experience in international trade and international trade negotiations, representing the public and private sectors, in bilateral and multilateral negotiations. She is currently a member of the IDB Integration and Trade Sector, which supports initiatives for greater economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the generation of regional public goods. Previously, she was an official of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, in the Vice Ministry for International Trade Negotiations, representing Mexico at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and in the bilateral economic relations with Asia-Pacific countries. She was the first Latin American woman to chair the APEC Trade and Investment Committee, achieving the consensus of 21 country-members for the liberalization of environmental goods, the adoption of public policies to integrate SMEs into global value chains and promote the agenda of trade facilitation, among others. She has served as consultant for Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.) and for the government of Peru among others. Mónica is a graduate of the UNAM and holds a Master's Degree in Latin American Economic Development from the University of London. She received the Chevening scholarship from the UK government.
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                    Matthew Shearer

                    Matthew Shearer

                    Senior Specialist of the Integration & Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where has been employed since 2002. His core areas of work include South-South cooperation, monitoring and results frameworks for the Bank’s integration instruments, and organizing courses for the Caribbean at the IDB Capacity-Building Program on Integration and Trade. Earlier, he was part of the IDB team that provided support to the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations, participating as observer in the Negotiating Groups on Market Access, Agriculture, and Government Procurement. He earned an M.A. in Economics from American University. He is a co-author with Joaquim Tres of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Much Ado about Nothing? (2013).
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                      Rodrigo Andres Contreras Huerta

                      Rodrigo Andres Contreras Huerta

                      Rodrigo Contreras es consultor del Sector de Integración y Comercio del BID. En su carrera ha trabajado en políticas y regulaciones comerciales desde diferentes perspectivas: como profesor de derecho internacional; negociador en foros bilaterales, regionales y multilaterales (incluyendo TPP, TISA y la Alianza del Pacífico); delegado en organizaciones internacionales como la OCDE y la OMC; consejero legal del Gobierno de Chile; y representante comercial y económico de Chile en Estados Unidos. Rodrigo es abogado de la Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile) y tiene un LL.M. en Georgetown University.
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                        Alejandra Villota

                        Alejandra Villota

                        Alejandra Villota is a consultant in the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector. She is part of the ConnectAmericas Business Development team, leading the Women in Business initiative and supporting the negotiation and implementation of strategic partnerships throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with local partners including investment and trade promotion agencies, women's business organizations, trade and industry associations, government agencies, banks, universities, among others. Prior to joining the IDB, Alejandra worked at the Colombian Ministry of Trade in Washington, D.C. and the Colombian Senate Committee on Trade and Foreign Affairs. Alejandra holds a Master’s degree in Global Business and Finance from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Commerce from Universidad Externado de Colombia.
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