Appointed Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica in February 2023, Mrs. Bogantes holds a master’s degree in Trade and International Markets from LEAD University as well as a bachelor’s in science degree in Business Administration from International University of the Americas, in Costa Rica. Additionally, she has a specialty in organizational leadership from Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a diploma in Digital Transformation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Previously, she served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, and as sector manager of Digital Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Clean Technologies industries at Costa Rica’s Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). She has also worked as a consultant for international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on public policy making on issues such as competitiveness, innovation, and technology. Minister Bogantes has a wide experience in developing foreign investment attraction strategies for industries such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. As well, she collaborated in the establishment of an Innovation Agency and a Public Innovation Laboratory in Costa Rica. Mrs. Bogantes speaks Spanish and English.