Description of project team

Head of International Technical Assistance

Katelyne Ghemar

Mrs. Katelyne Ghémar is a Trade Expert specialised in regulatory market access issues (access requirements and their implementation), with a specific experience in the countries covered by the project. Over the last 15 years, she has worked in various EU funded projects on bilateral and regional level, related to trade issues and aiming at supporting EU companies to improve their access and business conditions in Latin American markets.

Expert in Chile

Carlos Stark Rausseo

Mr. Stark is an Economist and Master of Science in Macroeconomics and Development specialized in international economics, public finances, institutional development and public policies. More than 30 years of experience in designing, implementing and assessing policies, incentives and financial support programs for international business and economic development.

Expert in Perù

Maria Rosa Moran Macedo

Mrs. Morán is a Lawyer specialized in corporate law. She has worked as an advisor to various Ministers of Industry and Foreign Trade as a Government Policy-Maker. She was the Chief of the Trade Capacity Building Table and Member of the Peruvian Negotiating Team for the Free Trade Agreement with U.S., among other negotiation´s process. 

Expert in Costa Rica

Gabriela Couto

Mrs. Couto has combined backgrounds in biotechnology and business professions, together with a broad international coverage. She serves as an alliance manager and innovation management consultant for governments, academia and enterprises in high-tech industries. Mrs. Couto promotes collaboration between Latin American and European companies supporting business development in life science sectors.

Expert in Argentina

Ricardo Bisso

Mr. Bisso obtained his first degree on Labor Relations at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, a Master on International Economic Relations from the University of Denver in the U.S. and a Master on SME innovation from the University of Bologna in Italy. Since 1992 he works in international programmes aimed at SME promotion and Trade development.

Expert in Colombia

Hélène Dezoteux de Perdomo

Mrs. Dezoteux de Perdomo is a lawyer specialized in International Trade and Foreign Invest Law, in International and European Law and in Tax Law. She has been in charge of the legal and macroeconomic affairs at the Economic Department of the French Embassy in Bogota handling trade matters and following Colombian market access barriers for French companies.  

Expert in Brazil

Mercedes Blázquez García-Ibarrola

Mrs. Blázquez is graduated in Law, post-graduated in International Trade and in International Economics Negotiation. Since 2002 she has served to the Spanish Public Administration and UN/ICR Organization, consolidating as Brazilian market expert in the areas of Business Intelligence, International Trade, Foreign Investment Attraction, among others.

SPS Expert in Brazil

Vanessa Tacchi

Mrs. Tacchi is a veterinary with more than 10 years of experience with audits for qualification to export on the food industries and coordination on quality management and regulatory affairs, with a sanitary, phytosanitary and trade focus. She is an expert in International Relations, focused on promoting trade between European Union and Brazilian companies.

Expert in Mexico

Sergio Rubio

Mr. Rubio is specialized in Innovation Services, oriented to the internationalization of companies. He has more than 8 years of experience in professional consultancy to companies in matters of commercial intelligence, management and identification of opportunities in International Cooperation projects, as well as the integration of National and International consortia.

Communication Expert

Ulrica Nagle

Mrs. Nagle is graduated in International Relations and Political Science and specialised in Political Communication. Over the last 10 years she worked as a communication expert in United Nations agencies in Europe, as a political adviser in Foreign Affairs and Trade and in international projects in the ACP countries and Latin America.

LAC Expert

Javier Sanchez

Mr. Sanchez has a degree in Law and Political Science and a Master´s Degree in Business Administration and Project Management. For more than 15 years, he has worked in projects aimed to support EU SMEs access to Latin American markets, including the identification of business opportunities and the development of marketing strategies.

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