27-28 February 2018 Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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H.E. Gustavo Leite

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Republic of Paraguay

Mr. Gustavo Leite holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Major in Finance, Minor in Economics) by the University of California at Irvine & Chapman, and holds a Master Degree in International Marketing, by Scottish Marketing School – Strathclyde University.

In the public sector, he was Minister of Development Planning. In that position, he was co-author of the Governmental Plan of Economics and Social Development 1998-2003, and was the Coordinator of the Economic Council of Ministers and Integrated System of Public Investment. Before that position, he was General Director of PROPARAGUAY, which was an agency to promote Paraguayan exports, and First Secretary (Head of Commercial Section) of the Embassy of Paraguay to the European Community.

In the private sector, he was General Manager of Paraguay Partners, a company that developed real states projects, and economic consultant of many companies.

In 2013, Mr. Gustavo Leite was appointed Minister of Industry and Commerce, by President Horacio Cartes.

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