A native of Manila in the Philippines, Zara continued her education in Washington State at the University of Washington. Zara holds a certification in Global Finance Management and Global Marketing Strategies from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Prior to joining EFACW as the Director, Zara’s experience with trade and international affairs included Washington State Department of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Manila, Philippines.
Zara is a member of The Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide advice in identifying effective ways to expand access to trade finance for U.S. exporters
Board of Directors
EFACW is structured as a not-for-profit 501(c)6 (trade organization) and is governed by a Board of Directors statutorily mandated by the Washington State legislature and appointed by the Governor. Representative composition includes: