2017 Forum programme

Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento
 Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento

Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)


He is a Senior Quality and Standards expert and former UNIDO Deputy Representative to the United Nations and Other InternationalOrganizations at UNIDO office in Geneva. Dr. Calzadilla was Director for the Technical Assistance and Training Services at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as the Secretary of the ISO Policy Committee on Developing countries matters (ISO DEVCO).

He started his career as a coordinator of development strategies at the Ministry of Planning in La Paz. Born in Bolivia, Dr. Calzadilla holds a Master Degree in industrial and process organization and a Ph.D. in economics, from the University of Business Management and Economics of Vienna (Austria). He has followed IRCA certified auditor's courses on ISO management systems standards, specialized quality management courses at AOTS Japan and specialized training on trade policies at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.