Executive (Trade Relations)

Silvina ArellanoAcevedo

44556 Southside Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(323) 183-7644

INTERNATIONAL TRADE RELATIONS EXECUTIVE

FOREIGN TRADE POLICY ~ INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE ~ FOREIGN INVESTMENT

EXPORT PROMOTION ~ DIPLOMACY ~ INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS

Strategic business leader with nearly two decades of successful foreign relations including trade negotiations and economic affairs with foreign governments. Expert knowledge of all political factors affecting foreign trade. Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Key strengths include:

Global Markets: Able to assist corporations exporting to South America.

Strategic Alliances: Ability to use personal and business relationships with executives and market leaders to gain support for foreign trade activities.

New Business Development: Expertise in in-depth market research for foreign markets to identify new opportunities in international trade.

Trade Promotion: Effective at leading export promotion operations and initiatives.

Trade Negotiations: Ability to effectively research and interpret government compliance activities.

CAREER HISTORY

Embassy of Brazil

1999–2004

DIRECTOR OF TRADE AND ECONOMIC POLICY

Was hired to lead the public relations campaign educating the U.S. private and public sectors regarding Brazil’s economic policies and industries.

Contributions & Results:

·    Motivated high-level of interest from top company executives who lobbied Congress on behalf of Brazil.

·    Negotiated major trade agreement between U.S. and Brazil.

Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1997–1998

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, Multilateral Economic Bureau

Was asked to coordinate a defense for investigations from the U.S. against the Brazilian fishing industry.

Contributions & Results:

·    Was able to mediate an agreement without having to take the case to court.

Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1996–1997

CHIEF TRADE COORDINATOR FOR THE AMERICAS

Directed trade strategies and trade promotions for a multi-site organization through the Americas.

Contributions & Results:

·    Achieved market diversification and new business opportunities for several new industries.

Embassy of Brazil

1990–1996

TRADE OFFICER

Helped structure trade objectives and provide market analysis to enhance placement and diversification of Brazilian products within the U.S.

Contributions & Results:

·    Improved lines of communication with the use of an innovative software solution which improved information being distributed and the expedition of response to inquiries. Generated a 30% increase in Brazilian exports.

EDUCATION

International University of Brazil

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Advanced coursework in economics and international policy

 

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