ARGENTINE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS,
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND WORSHIP

You are here

  • Increase
  • Decrease

STAFF

Director

Celina Rosa Pena
See Short Bio
Celina Rosa Pena

Economy Degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (1986-1990) and Postgraduate Economy Training at Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1991-1993). She has vast experience in consulting for international organizations (IDB, INTAL, ALADI, UNDP, SELA) in matters related to integration processes, with an emphasis on MERCOSUR. She was General Coordinator of the UN Project for the MERCOSUR area of the Argentine Foreign Office and had over 17 years’ experience as an advisor to the Secretariat for International Economic Relations of the Argentine Foreign Ministry. 
She has had active participation in the economic negotiations held at MERCOSUR and the Latin American Integration Association. She is an Argentine expert within the framework of the Olivos Protocol for the MERCOSUR Dispute Settlement System– Chapter on Claims by Private Persons, and within other Dispute Settlement Mechanisms of MERCOSUR Agreements undersigned in the sphere of the Latin American Integration Association. 
She is the author of several research publications on topics related to international economic negotiations, and has vast teaching activity. 

Coordinators

Verónica Fossati
See Short Bio
Verónica Fossati

Licentiate in Economics (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) and Master's in Economics (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). She worked at the Statistics Office of the Province of Buenos Aires, estimating the provincial Gross Geographic Product. Since 2005 she has been working at CEI, where she studies topics related to multilateral trade negotiations –in particular, with respect to non-agricultural market access– the analysis of trade agreements, and tariff and non-tariff measures. 

Researchers

Adriana Molina
See Short Bio
Adriana Molina

Licentiate in International Relations (Universidad de Belgrano) graduated in 1995. She started working at the Foreign Ministry in 1996. Since November 2010 she has worked at the Centre for International Economy, cooperating on the research work. Between 2001 and November 2010 she provided professional support and advice at the cabinet of the Directorate General of International Economic Negotiations (DINEI). Between 2000 and 2001 she contributed to the preparation of studies and reports about different international organizations (G-15, OECD, WEF, APEC, PECC, PBEC and ASEAN), which were prepared by the Directorate of Special Economic Issues (DITES). Between 1998 and 1999 she was a cabinet advisor at the Undersecretariat of International Economic Negotiations (SUBNE). Between 1996 and 1998 she monitored the activities of the Southeast and East Asian multilateral organizations (APEC, PECC, PBEC and ASEAN), within the Undersecretariat of International Economic Negotiations (SUBNE).

Ana Zamorano
See Short Bio
Ana Zamorano

Economist (Universidad del Salvador). She has been working at CEI since 2005. She specializes in topics related to MERCOSUR’s trade, trade potential estimates, current and potential trade agreements (MERCOSUR-EU, MERCOSUR-SICA, etc.), and topics related to the European Union (in particular, the Generalised System of Preferences - GSP). She handles different national and international databases (trade databases, tariff databases and international relations databases). She is currently part of the Division of Econometrics at CEI, prepares monthly reports on the bilateral relations between Argentina and its major trade partners, and participates in the preparation of Impact Studies.

Carlos Galperín
See Short Bio
Carlos Galperín

Licentiate in Economics (Universidad de Buenos Aires) graduated in 1989. In 1994 he got a Master’s in Economics and Business Administration (ESEADE – Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas). He teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses on economics, trade policy and environmental economy at several undergraduate and graduate courses. He has written numerous papers published by Argentine and foreign peer-reviewed academic journals, and he is also the author of books, working papers and presentations for academic conferences. His areas of specialization include trade policy, economic integration, agricultural policies, environmental economy, and agricultural biotechnology. 

Esteban Chinetti
See Short Bio
Esteban Chinetti

Bachelor in Business Economics from UTDT.
Specializing in planning, process analysis and redesign, management strategy and control, he served as consultant and project leader in projects related to infrastructure and PPP financing; and in the public sector since 2013 (Buenos Aires City Council, Banco Nación, Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
He has experience in a variety of sectors and organizations, both public and private, including local and international consulting firms, multinational companies, public organizations (highlighting the U.S. Embassy) and financial entities.
Since 2015 he is part of the startup initiative for the “Consejo Argentino de Inversión Público Privada” [akin to Partnerships UK], and since 2017 has been collaborating with the “Gestión de la Inversión Público Privada” [Public Private Investment Management] Executive Program (2017 at UCA and 2018 at USAL).

Eugenia Dinivitzer
See Short Bio
Eugenia Dinivitzer

PhD in Economy and History of Economic Thought (Université de Paris VIII and Università di Macerata). Master in Economy by the Université Paris 1. Panthéon and Licentiate in Economics (Universidad de Buenos Aires). She is professor of Applied Macroeconomics, World Economic History and History of Economic Thought and has worked for several government organizations in Argentina and abroad on macroeconomics and international finance matters.

Gabriel Alejandro Monlezún
See Short Bio
Gabriel Alejandro Monlezún

He is a student of Economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires (fourth year under course). He worked at the Ministry of Health of Argentina and has been working at CEI since January 2015

María Florencia Iborra
See Short Bio
María Florencia Iborra

Licentiate in Economics (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) and Master's in International Politics and Economics (Universidad de San Andrés). She has worked in the Directorate of Budget of the Ministry of Economy of the Buenos Aires Province. She has also been teaching assistant in two subjects, Microeconomics I and Introduction to Economics, at the School of Economic Sciences of the UNLP.

Secretary

Carolina Coll
See Short Bio
Carolina Coll

Administrative assistant and secretary. She has worked as a secretary and personal assistant at the General Directorate of International Cooperation Projects, and since 2005 she has been working as an assistant and secretary at CEI.

Administration

María Aldana Carelli
See Short Bio
María Aldana Carelli

Administrative assistant. Apart from being in charge of different administrative tasks, she has experience and helps in the management of the projects of the United Nations Development Programme. She has been working at CEI since October 2011.

Translations

Mariángeles Attademo
See Short Bio
Mariángeles Attademo

English <> Spanish Certified Translator (UMSA, 2006) English <> Spanish Interpreter (UMSA, 2004) and English Teacher (Instituto Terrero, 2002). Since 2015, she has been a staff member at Center for International Economy, working as an English <> Spanish translator and on the proofreading and editing of documents prepared at this centre. She has 15 years of experience as a freelance translator and proofreader, and her main clients include companies specialised in finance, auditing, law, humanitarian aid, advertising, architecture, aeronautics, energy, viticulture, livestock and agriculture. For more than a decade, she worked as an interpreter for an American company specialised in finance, insurance and medicine. In her more than 15 years of teaching, she has taught courses at schools, government agencies and private companies, both in Argentina and Australia. At present, she is a Professor of English Language at UMSA. She has attended training courses and conferences in Argentina and in the United States. While her working languages are English and Spanish, she has also studied French and German.

Marisa Laura Sanguinetti
See Short Bio
Marisa Laura Sanguinetti

She is a certified English language translator, graduated from Universidad Nacional de La Plata in 1995. She worked at the Center for International Economy from 2007 to 2010 and is currently doing so in tasks related to Spanish-English/English-Spanish translations and the edition and correction of documents elaborated at CEI. She has also been a teacher of English, conference interpreter and freelance Project Manager for assignments on economy, environmental, urban planning and health related issues.