Gabriela Wurcel is Vice President for Corporate Affairs for the Latin America and Canada Region in Philip Morris International. In her role, she leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in the areas of regulatory affairs, fiscal matters, communications, sustainability and external relations, all with the focus of supporting the ambitious company goal of achieving a smoke-free future.
She is an experienced international negotiator and government relations expert with a track record of solving market access and regulatory issues and she has a vast experience in the public and private sectors in Europe and Latin America.
Before moving to New York, Gabriela was Director International Treaties, Trade & Investment Policy for PMI, based in Switzerland, leading the company’s strategy to eliminate unnecessary barriers to trade, protect investment and intellectual property, and representing the company externally.
Previously, she was a trade negotiator and legal advisor for the Permanent Mission of Israel to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. In that role, she took active part in the Doha Round of negotiations and attended the Cancun and Hong Kong Ministerial Conferences. During that time, she was elected vice-Chair of the Committee on Antidumping Practices.
Her previous experience include the International Cooperation Division of the European Parliament in Brussels.
A trained journalist, she worked for several years in the major national newspapers in Argentina – her country of birth – writing on Trade, Economy and Politics. She also authored a number of articles on different aspects of international trade.
She holds a Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian. She is married and has two brilliant and energetic little girls.