Alejandro Jara, World Trade Organization
Alejandro Jara is one of the four deputy directors-general of the WTO, and he played a central role in the Doha Development Round negotiations. Mr. Jara received his law degree from Universidad de Chile in 1973, and with the support of a Fulbright fellowship pursued graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) where he received his LLM in 1976. During his long and distinguished career in public service Mr. Jara has specialized in international economic affairs, serving in the Chilean delegation to the GATT in Geneva (1979-1984), and as chief negotiator for the Government of Chile to the Chile-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. In 2000, Mr. Jara was appointed as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. In October, 2005, he was appointed Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
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