Alvaro Cedeño Molinari
Álvaro Cedeño Molinari was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the WTO on February 2015. Among his responsibilities he holds his country’s representation at the OECD, in Paris, France, during the current process of accession to the membership.
Previously, he held the post of Ambassador of Costa Rica to Tokyo, Japan (2011-2014). His experience in public service includes being Commercial Attaché at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Beijing, China (2007‐2009) and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Trade (2006-2007).
Ambassador Cedeño has a Law degree from the University of Costa Rica, and has a masters in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation from the University of Tromsø Norway, and a masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Melloin University. He is enthusiastic about social media, environmental issues and social innovation. He is married and has one daughter, born in Norway 2013.