Ambassador Alexander Mora took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the OECD on 1 October 2021.
Mr. Mora has a bachelor's degree in Economics and a master's degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Banking and Finance; both, by the University of Costa Rica.
Among other positions, he was the representative of Costa Rica before the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD/UNCTAD); President, Vice-President and member of several executive boards of corporations, business associations and chambers of commerce in Costa Rica, Latin America region, USA and Europe.
Likewise, he has extensive knowledge on trade, banking and digital technologies as an entrepreneur and businessman in these areas, with more than 25 years of experience. He has also served as a director, vice-president, and chairman of the boards of directors of several banks, insurance brokerage and investment fund management companies.
He led the accession process of Costa Rica to the OECD as Minister of Foreign Trade from 2014 to 2018. Mr. Mora has received several international awards for his leadership and contributions, both publicly and business, including the Légion d'Honneur in the grade of Chevalier in 2019, the highest distinction granted by the French Republic.