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Marisol Argueta de Barillas to head World Economic Forum's Latin America team
- Marisol Argueta de Barillas has been announced as the new Head of Latin America at the World Economic Forum
- Marisol Argueta de Barillas was previously Foreign Minister of El Salvador
- For more information about the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2010, please visit www.weforum.org/en/events/latinamerica2010
The World Economic Forum is pleased to announce that Marisol Argueta de Barillas has joined the Forum as Senior Director, Head of Latin America. Previously, she was Vice-President of Inter-Publix and Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador.
"We are pleased that Marisol will bring her political and business experience as well as her energy to the World Economic Forum's engagement with Latin America," said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. "She joins at a crucial time for the region with new stakeholders emerging and new challenges that can only be met with contributions from all relevant areas of society."
"It is a privilege to join this prestigious organization at a time when we can support Latin America in further integrating key stakeholders from civil society, academia, business and government to promote economic growth, meet important social challenges and create new links inside and outside our region to allow the global community to benefit from all that Latin America has to offer," said Argueta de Barillas.
She has a distinguished career in international diplomacy, culminating in her service as El Salvador's Foreign Minister.
Argueta de Barillas was responsible for the Iberoamerican Summit 2008, coordinated the International Conference on Financing for Development for Middle Income Countries, led the organization of the Commemorative Events of the 15th anniversary of the Signing of the Salvadorean Peace Agreements, and headed numerous Salvadorean delegations in different international meetings.
As a vice-president in private business, she gained the experience of successful Latin American private companies during globalization.
A lawyer by training, Marisol Argueta de Barillas holds a JD from Universidad Dr Jose M. Delgado and a post-graduate degree in diplomacy from the University of Oxford. She also studied at the International Peace Academy, Harvard University and New York University. In addition, she has been an Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Law at a private university in El Salvador and has written on international affairs and regional integration.
She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and has received national decorations from various countries and many awards, including "Best Professional 2008" from Jose M. Delgado University of El Salvador. A Member of the Aspen Institute's Central American Leadership Initiative, she is co-founder of Vital Voices - El Salvador chapter, and served on the Boards of FUSATE and Hogares CREA, El Salvador.
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