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.