Aug. 21, 2020

Ambassador Carmen Gisela Vergara


Ambassador Carmen Gisela Vergara

Executive Director, PROPANAMA

“The pandemic will change some things permanently, and we must all be prepared for this.”


Graduated in Law and Political Science from the University of Panama, holds a Masters Degree in Banking and Financial Law from the University of El Externado in Colombia and a Postgraduate Degree in International Trade Negotiations from the University of Santiago de Chile. Prior to the position of Executive Director of PROPANAMA, the Agency for Investment Attraction and Export Promotion of the Panamanian Government, Mrs. Vergara served as Executive Director of the Federation of Chambers and Industrial Associations of Central America and the Dominican Republic – FECAICA and as Secretary General of the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration SIECA, making important progress in the Central American integration process. Prior to that position, she was Director to the Board of Directors of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration – CABEI, representing Panama. Expert in International Trade Law, Business Development, Trade Negotiations, Trade Integration and Facilitation, she has also served as Minister of Trade and Industries, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and National Director of Investment and Export Promotion of the Ministry of Trade and Industries of the Republic of Panama. In addition, Mrs. Vergara has been Manager of the Business Technological Accelerator of the City of Knowledge and Deputy Director of Pro - Panama, among other positions.