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Erika Mouynes

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama

Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, 2019- 2020.
LLM in Corporation Law, New York University (2002), and Specialization in International Law, University of California at Berkeley under the Fulbright Program (2003).
Postgraduate degree in Business and Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Over more than a decade (2007-2017), she worked in New York structuring infrastructure projects with multilateral agencies and negotiating complex investments for the European and Latin American financial markets.
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer (2013-2017) for Fintech Advisory, the investment manager of a multi-million dollar portfolio.
Between 2007 and 2013, she was a senior lawyer of Project Finance at Shearman & Sterling, LLP.
In Panama, she worked in the corporate and litigation practice of different law firms, and in 2004 she was appointed Chief of Staff of the Minister of Commerce and Industries.
Her Excellency Erika Mouynes has received numerous international recognitions, among them, the 2015 Top 10 Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel, and she is a member of several non-profit organizations such as Kangu, a platform for maternal healthcare in Africa sponsored by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and other organizations.
She was an honors graduate from San Agustín School and carried out parallel studies at two universities: Santa María la Antigua Catholic University (USMA), earning a Bachelor's degree in Law and Political Sciences, and the Latin American University for Science and Technology (ULACIT), earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, both with Magna Cum Laude honors, in 2000.