National Agency for Development (ANDE)
Carmen Sánchez has a degree in Economics from the University of the Republic and a postgraduate degree in Governance, Political Management, and Public Policy from George Washington University. She also has a master's degree in Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation from the University of Salamanca. Her professional growth and development has focused on business development and the promotion of an entrepreneurial culture. She is convinced that MSMEs are the engine of growth in the country. She was manager of the Entrepreneurship Promotion Area of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining; she has also worked as an independent consultant, and worked for different international organizations (including the Inter-American Bank of Development, the United Nations Development Program, the European Commission, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation for Agriculture -IICA-). She has taught in the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Administration of the University of the Republic.