Arancha González is the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). Before joining ITC in 2013, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the WTO’s Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative at the G-20. Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González – a Spanish national – held several positions at the European Commission. Between 2002 and 2004, she was spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Commissioner for Trade.