Mónica Elizabeth Costales-Vasquez
Mónica is the Founder & CEO of IBD CONSULTANCY, a company that focuses on Strategic Financial & Commercial Analysis in Retail & FMCG, Consultancy in International Business Development, and Trading of Latin-American products. A strategic business Partner of the Ecuadorian British Chamber, in order to strength and increase commercial opportunities between the United Kingdom and Ecuador.
Mónica has strong financial retail experience with the British Heart Foundation, Marks & Spencer (M&S), and Swarovski (UK); where She developed strategic retail analysis & reporting for the UK & Ireland. At M&S, Mónica was part of the International Business Development team, examining a new franchise market in Latin America & supporting different projects. In Ecuador, Mónica was head of FP&A at Mondelez Int., Acting Manager & Branch Office Manager at Moore Stephens Profile Consultores; and, Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young.
Mónica has a MSc with distinction in Marketing and International Business (London), a MBA with specialization in International Business (Maastricht), a Diploma in Business & Entrepreneurship (Cambridge), a Diploma with distinction in Financial Management (Maastricht); and, a degree as Commercial Engineer with specialization in Finance (Quito).
Exploring business opportunities with the Andean region – Ecuador
A strategic overview of the Andean region and its significance for the global market. A regional market that offers unique business opportunities, which represents an important gateway to Latin America. Understanding of main economic aspects, analysing market strengths & challenges, trade agreements, business prospects and relevant facts will be addressed during this seminar. Ecuador, as one of the key markets of the Andean region, is committed to increase business with Europe. In fact, an exciting South American region eager to show its commercial attractiveness.