Evelyn Olmedo Amaya obtained her degree in International Relations from the University of El Salvador in 2008. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she was awarded two mentions for merits: a Highest Honors Diploma, and the Recognition for Academic Excellence for holding one of the highest cumulative grades of her class until graduation.
Her interests include International Law, Economic Law, Competition Law, international affairs, international cooperation, regional integration, lobby, and trade negotiations. In this sense, besides attending to some seminars on competition matters, she has also taken complementary academic courses which include: trade negotiations, legal instruments of economic international relations and regional integration, competition law and policy, and Central American integration. Ms. Olmedo’s mother tongue is Spanish, but she is also fluent in English and French, and speaks a bit of Portuguese.
Since 2008 she works at El Salvador's Competition Superintendence (SC) on international relations and competition advocacy matters. Some of her relevant professional experience includes the proposal and execution of national and regional cooperation projects with peer agencies and international organizations. Also, she has been an SC delegate among El Salvador's negotiation representatives in discussions of competition provisions during negotiations and Central American coordination rounds within the European Union-Central America Association Agreement, and the Free Trade Agreement with Canada.
In 2012, while working as Cooperation and International Relations Manager of the SC, due to her merits, Ms. Olmedo was awarded the renowned Fundación Carolina Scholarship to study in IELPO.