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Gabriela Febres-Cordero, Venezuelan by birth, got her undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco, California, with a Bachelor in Business Administration, with a Cum Laude mention. Fully fluent in Spanish, English and French, she also has an advanced knowledge of German, Italian and Portuguese. Throughout his career, Febres-Cordero has been member of the boards of several companies and trade organizations in Venezuela, Colombia and in the United States: World Trade Center Association NY, Venezuelan Exporters Association, BellSouth, Colombia , Venezuela Caribbean Ceramics, Cementos Caribe Venezuela, Caracas Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Colombo-Venezuelan, Cuban-Venezuelan Chamber, Banesco Venezuela Commercial Banking.
From 1989-1992 Gabriela Febres-Cordero was Minister of Foreign Trade, president of the directive board of the Export Financing Fund of Venezuela, Venezuelan Director for the Andean Development Corporation and Chief Representative of Venezuela to the Andean Pact.
Since 1998 and during a seven-year stay at the Embassy of Colombia in Washington DC, USA, Febres-Cordero led the initiatives and the implementation of cultural, social and charitable programs within the Colombian community in the American capital. In 2003, she creates UNITED FOR COLOMBIA in the United States, a nonprofit organization with the purpose of financing the medical treatment of Colombian-civilian and military victims of landmines and explosive devices with a disability of more than 70% . To date, UNITED FOR COLOMBIA has funded 348 medical rehabilitation treatments, therapies and specialized surgeries, benefiting 216 people (154 soldiers, policemen and infants and children and youth).
Among his philanthropic activities, Febres-Cordero is actively involved as a member of the board of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, the Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and art institutions located in the city of Washington DC. In Colombia, is a member of the board of the Schools of Arts and Crafts of the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo.
Additionally, is actively involved in the Friends of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta group and the promotion of vallenato music education for low-income children in the Colombian coast.
Gabriela is an adopted citizen of the Republic of Colombia, awarded by the President Alvaro Uribe Velez on December 15, 2005.