Gabriela Castro-Fontoura

•  Member of the Institute of Export

 

 

 

 

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura is an Economist and consultant that specialises in making it easier for British companies to do business with Latin America. Gabriela is originally from Montevideo (Uruguay) and has spent 13 years in the UK, starting off in Durham but also living in Edinburgh and North Yorkshire.
Gabriela has a passion for her native Latin America and supports businesses at different stages of expanding to countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile or Argentina, to name a few. A member of the Institute of Export, Gabriela is an expert in market research, which she is now offering from within South America from January 2013. Gabriela also offers a highly sought-after distributor recruitment service which has been used by iconic British companies such as pioneering nursery brand Silver Cross.
A firm believer in win-win in international trade, Gabriela emphasises the importance of an ethical approach to business between Britain and Latin America. She focuses on those British businesses that have something special and unique to offer to her native Latin America. This often involves the British manufacturing sector, which can provide quality products to the growing emerging markets of Latin America.
Gabriela has supported British manufacturers such as Ellis Patents to research and access these markets. Fluent in Spanish and English, Gabriela also speaks Portuguese, French and Italian, making her a proficient communicator, combining her analytical skills with excellent multicultural communication.
Given her contacts across Latin America, companies and organisations can benefit from other services provided such as organisation of bespoke trade missions as well as webinars and training.
Gabriela contributes often to international trade publications such as Global Trader Magazine (now published in association with the Institute of Export).  
Gabriela believes in the power of social media, particularly for international research and developing contacts in foreign countries. She shares business news, tips and information on Latin America daily, so feel free to connect with @uklatinamerica Gabriela’s profile can also be found on LinkedIn.

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