OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Ministerial Meeting 2023


Francisco Gamboa

Costa Rica

Minister of Economy, Industry and Trade


Master in Economics, University of Costa Rica, Bachelor in Economics, University of Costa Rica, Professional in Economics with extensive experience in management of organizations, analysis of economic affairs and competitiveness, corporate relations, strategic communication and advice for decision making of Boards of Directors and international organizations, has extensive experience in coordinating multidisciplinary professional teams. Consultant for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in the areas of international trade, among other economic issues. He has also been a consultant for the State of the Nation Program in Costa Rica on foreign trade issues. From 2006 to 2014 he was Director of Trade Intelligence at the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) and from 2015 to 2019 he served as Executive Director of the Costa Rican Chamber of Industries (CICR). From 2008 until 2015 he was professor of International Economics in the Foreign Trade Career at the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Since 2014 he has been an instructor for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Trade Center (ITC) and the Distance Education Center for Economic and Technological Development Foundation (CEDDET) in several courses on performance measurement in organizations.