Mónica Elizabeth Costales-Vasquez


Mónica is the Founder & CEO of IBD - MC Ltd. “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. Also, strategic Partner of the ECUADORIAN BRITISH CHAMBER, working together to strengthen and increasing commercial opportunities between Ecuador and the United Kingdom.

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 with distinction in Financial Management (Maastricht); and, a degree
as Commercial Engineer with specialization in Finance (Quito).

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The Andean Region and Ecuador – Promoting Business Opportunities

A decisive understanding of the Andean region and its relevance for the global market. This seminar will focus on key economic aspects, market strengths and challenges, commercial insights, social & cultural aspects and meaningful facts to do business with this attractive region of Latin America which offer countless trade prospects. This strategic overview will show why key players of the Andean region matter; such as Ecuador, considering as an exceptional and diverse country with exciting and innovative business opportunities.