OECD Health Ministerial and High-Level Policy Forum


Paula Bogantes Zamora

Costa Rica

Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications

Costa Rican. Ms. Bogantes holds a master’s degree in international Trade and Markets from LEAD University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Universidad Internacional de las Américas. Ms. Bogantes has a specialization in organi zational leadership from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a diploma in Digital Transformation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to her appointment as Minister of the Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), Ms. Bogantes Zamora served as Vice Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and was the President of the National Trade Facilitation Council (CONAFAC). She also worked at the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE) as the manager for the Digital Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Clean Technologies sectors. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant for international organizations such as the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) on public policy issues related to competitiveness, innovation, and technology, in collaboration with MICITT, the academia, and t he private sector. She also contributed to the development of a national proposal for the creation of an Innovation Agency and a Public Innovation Laboratory. Bogantes Zamora has extensive experience in developing strategies to attract foreign investment in industries such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. She is native speaker of Spanish and is fluent in English.