Paula Bogantes Zamora

Paula Bogantes Zamora

Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica

Prior to her appointment as Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), Mrs. Bogantes Zamora served as Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and President of the National Trade Facilitation Council (CONAFAC). In addition she worked as sector manager of Digital Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Clean Technologies industries at the Costa Rica’s Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). Also, she worked as consultant for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on public policy making on issues such as competitiveness, innovation, and technology. 

Mrs. Zamora has a Master’s Degree in International Trade and Markets from LEAD University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the International University of the Americas. She has a specialty in organizational leadership from Georgetown University and is pursuing a diploma in Digital Transformation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Mrs. Bogantes Zamora has a wide experience in developing foreign investment attraction strategies for industries such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. As well, she collaborated in the establishment of an Innovation Agency and a Public Innovation Laboratory in Costa Rica. 

Mrs. Bogantes speaks Spanish and English.