Digital Ministerial


Paula Bogantes

Costa Rica

Vice Minister of Foreign Trade


Costa Rican. Mrs. Bogantes holds a master’s degree in Trade and International Markets from LEAD University as well as a bachelor’s in science degree in Business Administration from International University of the Americas, in Costa Rica. Additionally, she has a specialty in organizational leadership from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a diploma in Digital Transformation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to her appointment as Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Mrs. Bogantes served as sector manager of Digital Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Clean Technologies industries at the Costa Rica’s Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). Also, she worked as consultant for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on public policy making on issues such as competitiveness, innovation, and technology. Deputy Minister Bogantes has a wide experience in developing foreign investment attraction strategies for industries such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. As well, she collaborated in the establishment of an Innovation Agency and a Public Innovation Laboratory in Costa Rica. Mrs. Bogantes speaks Spanish and English.