Alberto Madero was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1985. He got his Law degree from la Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia (2010).
In 2009 he was selected as a member of the team that participated in the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, representing the Universidad Javeriana. Along with his team, he won the Latin American Regional Round and participated in the Final Oral Rounds held in Taipei, Taiwan. For his distinguished performance, he was selected by his university to work as an assistant professor on WTO Law and as the coach of the team that would participate in the ELSA Moot Court Competition, 2010 edition.
During his last two years of law studies he worked for the Colombian law firm Prieto & Carrizosa Attorneys at Law, where he participated in legal teams that rendered advise to foreign companies in international government procurement processes before the Colombian government and in international private bidding processes.
Prior to his enrolment in IELPO he attended the International Trade Regulation Summer Academy at the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Berne, Switzerland (2010). In this course Alberto got a general overview of the WTO covered agreements, trade remedies, trade in services and investment, and trade negotiations and commercial diplomacy.
He decided to join the IELPO program to expand his knowledge in international economic law, given the significant potential trade policy has to burst growth, employment and sustainable development, especially in developing countries.