Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Markets
Ana Guevara is the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Markets for WEConnect International. In this role, she is responsible for creating innovative global strategies that will accelerate the organization’s mission, leading to increased awareness and impact. Ana oversees the Region Teams across the globe, the member buyer and women-owned business development and engagement teams, as well as leading marketing and technology initiatives. Ana focuses on growing WEConnect International’s growth and on delivering high-quality services to attract, retain and connect member buyers and women-owned suppliers.
Ana is recognized as an innovative, bridge-building executive with significant expertise in international trade and finance, business expansion and market development, public policy and economic development, corporate social responsibility, and thought leadership. She has managed multimillion-dollar budgets and projects, leading successful multicultural teams around the world.
Ana’s distinguished career spans business, government and economic development. She is a former board member of the World Bank representing the United States, and Senior Advisor for Trade and Entrepreneurship at USAID. She served at the International Trade Administration as head of the U.S. Export Assistant Centers of the International Trade Administration, head of the U.S. National Tourism Office and Ex-Officio Board Member of the Export-Import Bank. In the private sector, Ana started her own international trade consulting firm, and was previously a Vice President for Corporate and Public Affairs for UPS and Walmart.
Ana earned her B.A. in Public and International Affairs from the Elliott School at The George Washington University. She is multi-cultural and multilingual with language skills in English, Spanish and French. She has received several certificates for post-graduate work, including most recently Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.