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Marcela Escobari MPP 2001
Executive Director, Center for International Development

Escobari has two decades of experience in economic development. She led the Americas region and served on the executive committee of the OTF Group, a strategy consulting firm that advises private and public sector leaders on how to improve export competitiveness. Marcela advised the president of the Dominican Republic on industrial policy, the government of Colombia on revitalizing its tourism industry, and the Jamaican entertainment and tourism industries on increasing their earning potential. She has also led projects for multinationals on corporate strategy, product positioning, and market entry. She has a particular interest in the impact of technology and entrepreneurship on economic development and led a study that assessed the role of business incubation in driving entrepreneurship in 47 developing countries. 

Escobari serves on the board of Root Capital, an organization financing rural development, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013. VIEW FULL BIO