(United States Of America)
Ms. Lorena Ruiz, the new economist of the ICAC Secretariat took up her duties from July 21, 2014. She is the seventh to serve in the position of Economist in the history of the Secretariat following Mr. T.S. Robertson, 1947-1951; Mr. J.C. Santley, 1951-1963; Mr. Elton Thigpen, 1963-1973; Dr. H.S. Singh, 1965-1987, Mr. Carlos Valderrama, 1988-2007, and Dr. Alejandro Plastina, 2007-2014.
Ms. Ruiz is a citizen of Colombia. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a M.S. in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes, both in Colombia.
Ms. Ruiz worked at the Confederación Colombiana del Algodón, the coordinating agency for Colombia, since from 2003 to 2014. In her capacity first as statistician and then as economist of that organization, she gained experience in evaluating the impact of subsidies on cotton production and other products in Colombia; analyzing the pass-through of prices in the domestic and international cotton market; and evaluating the costs, yields and profitability of transgenic cotton.
She has designed and implemented a monthly survey to monitor cottonseed prices and also developed a report about the production costs of raw cotton. In addition, she was responsible for the preparation of annual statistical reports and is the co-author of several publications. Ms. Ruiz also attended four ICAC Plenary Meetings and is familiar with the work of our organization.
Ms. Ruiz has a deep understanding of the market dynamics and human elements behind the statistics, having worked extensively in the field with cotton growers. The breadth of her experience in data analysis and her practice in dealing with representatives from different segments of the market provide her with the commensurate depth of knowledge to fill this post.
Middle East News
- Media Information: Autefa Solutions announces new agency for the Indian market
- Denimsandjeans India to discuss trend of unisex denim
- RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%
- Maharashtra cabinet approves textile policy for 2018-23
- UAE has the lowest VAT regionally and globally
- Costs rise at sharpest pace for UAE’s private sector businesses
- Budget 2018-19: Customs duty on silk fabric hiked to 20%
- Reduction in tax for MSMEs to benefit TN textile firms
- Budget: TEA hails Rs 7148cr allocation for textile sector
- Indian textile industry hails budget with some scepticism
- Arvind Q3 revenue up 16% at Rs 2,706 crore
- Amazon infuses 1,950 cr fresh capital to India operations
- Indian brand Ekaya at Paris Haute Couture Week
- E-commerce platform for artisans in India's Kashmir
- SRTEPC honours RIL with 5 gold trophies
- Indian economy to grow at 7.3% in FY 2018-19: World Bank
- Wazir Advisors Introduction
- 10 Reasons to Invest in Textile Sector in India
- India’s Standing in Global Textile and Apparel Industry
- India: A Land of Opportunities
- Patterns, images and colors demanded in the Iranian carper markets
- CE certificate or sign on the carpet; Indicator of product quality or inaudible imprint of international clarification
- The classification of textile floorings In terms of fire-taking behavior according to the provisions of European Union
- Remain unknown the place of modern carpet design