Gloria Abraham was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the WTO on August 2019. From her post, she foresees the implementation of Costa Rica’s trade policy and leads the country’s position in the different trade negotiations within the organization. She currently Chairs the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session, leading its negotiations. Ambassador Abraham has extensive experience in the public sector, multilateral trading system and academia, overseeing projects, programs and publications addressing regional integration, economic development and international cooperation and trade. Her most recent postings include Office Representative for Mexico at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) (2014-2019), Minister of Agriculture of Costa Rica (2010-2014) and Chief Agriculture Negotiator in several free trade agreements. Ambassador Abraham holds a Master’s degree in Sociology as well as a Doctoral degree in Sociology with emphasis in Economy for Development from the University of Toulouse.