Dr. Alleva Cáceres is the former President and CEO of the World Trade Center Atlanta. She is also CEO of Market Access International, Inc., an international trade, investment and enterprise growth consulting practice founded in 1997.
Working with CEOs and government agencies at the highest levels, her over 25 years of consulting experience encompasses industry/innovation studies and strategies, global value chain analysis, close to 80 FDI and trade missions, market entry and expansion strategies and financial mobilization. Her work has taken her around the world from Quebec and Malta to China and Argentina, among many other countries. She has gained knowledge and expertise in a variety of industries, from advanced manufacturing and agribusiness to life sciences and ocean technology to fintech and digital media.
A practitioner-scholar, Dr. Alleva Cáceres is currently working on a book manuscript, “Constructing Science-Based Industries: Global Shocks and Social Learning", which explores the cases of Canadian provincial and federal strategies to grow their life sciences industries in the face of the 2008 financial crisis. She was recently a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Canada based in Montreal.
As an expert on international trade, FDI, and innovation, she is frequently invited by the media to speak on these topics.
She held leadership positions in several organizations including Georgia Tech’s European Union Center of Excellence, the Australian Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Trade and Investment Services covering North Africa and the Middle East, the World Technology Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Asia Program. Dr. Alleva Cáceres is an elected member of the following leadership organizations: The Council on Foreign Relations (Life Member) and its Committee on the National Program; The Bretton Woods Committee; The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; and the International Women’s Forum. Her academic membership organizations include: The Academy of International Business, Industry Studies Association, and the International Studies Association.