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Alberto Trejos

Dean, INCAE Business School in Costa Rica

Alberto Trejos

Residency: Feb. 10-18, 2018

Public talk:
"Trade in the Americas: Its Importance, Challenges and Future"
Feb. 13, 2018
Dean of INCAE Business School of Costa Rica and Pacific Leadership Fellow Alberto Trejos presented a public talk discussing the value of trade among partners in the Western Hemisphere. Analyzing today's political climate, he described current challenges and proposed a course for future economic engagement.


Alberto Trejos is a professor and dean at INCAE Business School and served as Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade from 2002 to 2004. Additionally, he is the director of South Africa’s Brenthurst Foundation, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Economics to the President of Malawi and is a member of the International Advisory Board to Mozambique’s President. He is a board member for several Costa Rican corporations, including BAC San Jose bank, Cuestamoras and El Financiero. He has been a consultant for a variety of governments, international organizations and companies across 50 countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Trejos received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a faculty member at Northwestern University, a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and research affiliate at Institut de Anàlisi Econòmica de Barcelona.

During his residency, Trejos focused on free trade and economic development in Central America.


View slideshow here