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New Permanent Representative of Panama Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Laura Flores, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Until her appointment, Ms. Flores served as Assistant Representative to the United Nations Population Fund in Panama, beginning in 2006. Prior to that, she was Director of Business and Industry at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C., from 2005 to 2006. She also served as Director of Corporate Marketing for the World Wildlife Fund, from 2002 to 2005.
From 1999 to 2002, Ms. Flores served as Executive Director of the Business Initiatives Office of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Previously, she held posts in the Panamanian Ministry of Trade and Industry, including Vice Minister for Foreign Trade, from 1998 to 1999, and Vice Minister for Trade and Industry, in 1998.
Between 1995 and 1997, Ms. Flores was Promotion Manager at the Interoceanic Region Authority in Panama, and from 1990 to 1993 was Program Associate with the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Flores holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and International Relations from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, both in the United States.
Ms. Flores was born in 1968.
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