Anabel González

Senior Consultant & Global Expert on Trade and Economic Development

Anabel González is a global expert in economic development, focused on trade, regional integration and investment. As former Senior Director of the World Bank´s Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness (2014-18), she led the Bank´s agenda on trade, investment climate, competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship. She previously served as Minister of Trade of Costa Rica (2010-14), where she led the country´s strategy to join the OECD, negotiated and implemented six FTAs, and contributed to attract over 140 greenfield investment projects. She also worked as Director, Agriculture Division, WTO; Costa Rica Chief Negotiator for the Central America-United States-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, Costa Rica Ministry of Trade; Senior Consultant on Trade and Investment, Inter-American Development Bank; and Director-General, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Board. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Trade and Foreign Investment, sits on several boards, and writes and presents on related topics.


19 May 2015
Just months into 2015, the world is poised to reset the stage of international trade. A new negotiating agenda is gaining momentum. Leaders are striking up important conversations about trade openness and making progress in mega-regional trade agreements. The past 20 years have seen spectacular...

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24 February 2016
La Décima Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC), celebrada en Nairobi entre el 15 y el 19 de diciembre del pasado año, alcanzó importantes resultados en una serie de áreas significativas para el comercio internacional. [1] Los ministros acordaron, por ejemplo, la...