Gabriela Febres-Cordero, a Colombian and Venezuelan citizen, is the founder and president of United for Colombia foundation which sponsors medical assistance and prostheses fittings for wounded and disabled Colombians, supports medical training of Colombian physicians in U.S. hospitals and sponsors disabled athletes in marathon competitions.
She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, California, with an honorable mention Cum Laude. Throughout her public service career, she has been Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Trade, President of the Board of Directors of the Export Financing Fund of Venezuela, board member of the Andean Corporation Fund and Ambassador at Large to the Andean countries.
In her professional capacity in the private sector, she has served on several company boards, trade associations and non-for-profit organizations in Venezuela, Colombia, and in the United States.
Currently, she is a board director of Brexia Gold-Plata mining in Peru. She serves on the board of advisors of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Orchestra of the Americas, in Washington D.C. in Colombia, she is a board advisor to the Colombian government Agency for International Cooperation, honorary member of the Vallenato Music Folk Festival and member of the board of directors of the Santo Domingo Foundation School of Arts and Crafts.