LatAm Legal Officer
Milica is the LatAm Legal Officer. She works with the Legal Arm advising on key contracts, legal operations, and regulatory compliance in Latin America, evaluating different risks and advancing best practices for civic society, NGOs, and human rights defenders. Milica is a lawyer with more than ten years of experience in corporate, commercial, and securities law, regulatory compliance, foreign trade agreements, corporate governance, and stakeholder management. She has worked at law firms, financial companies, and the Vice Presidency of Ecuador, where she was the Head of the Coordination for Foreign Trade Facilitation and worked on topics relating to human rights, development, gender, and international trade. She has also been a volunteer and board member for different NGOs. Keen on interdisciplinary studies, Milica has an MSc in Law and Finance awarded with Distinction from the University of Oxford and a law degree with a corporate law specialization from the Universidad Espíritu Santo in Ecuador. She also holds certifications in Social Sciences and Humanities from Sciences Po, Paris; in Trade and Gender from UNCTAD; in Public Policy Economics and Multidimensional Poverty from the University of Oxford, among others. As an avid writer, Milica has a weekly op-ed column and collaborates in specialized outlets with pieces on human rights, gender, and development. Based in San José, Costa Rica, Milica finds freedom in running, meditation and art.