Francisco Alvarez De Soto IMCMManaging Partner, Alves & Co. Attorneys at Law, Panama City
Francisco is a political economist and a lawyer by training. He has served in various public offices in both, the international trade and foreign relations arenas, as Trade Negotiator (1997-1998) Special Trade Ambassador (1999), Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Trade Minister (1999-2000), Director General of International Economic Relations (2000-2001), Secretary General of Foreign Relations (2002), Deputy Minister for International Trade Negotiations (2009-2011), Deputy Foreign Minister (2011-2013) and, lastly, as Foreign Minister of Panama (2014). At present, he is the managing partner of ALVES & Co. ATTORNEYS AT LAW.