Soledad Leal Campos
For the past 25 years Soledad’s expertise in international trade and investment has involved various fields of engagement. These include 15 years as a multilateral negotiator for the Mexican Government with postings first, to the OECD and later, the WTO, where she represented her country as Deputy Head of Mission. She has also worked as a consultant with the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She currently facilitates the IDB Community of Practice on “New Trends in Regional Trade Agreements.” In this capacity, she has designed and hosted 15 webinars organised into four series (trade facilitation; global value chains; foreign direct investment; and recent regional trade agreement negotiations) to foster a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the Latin America and Caribbean region. Soledad designs and delivers face-to-face training sessions on trade policy and trade negotiations for Government officials and other senior and mid-career professionals. She is a lecturer on the Executive Master’s Programme on International Negotiation and Policy Making at the Graduate Institute (Geneva). She achieved her Master's in International Economic Law at the University of Paris II, and speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.