Marina Ruete is an Associate with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy program, which hosts the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). Marina leads the IGF Secretariat’s work on Mining Policy Framework assessments and implementation, as well as the artisanal and small-scale mining program. She also contributes to mining law and code reviews, organizes and facilitates regional events and workshops, and has supported the IGF's outreach work efforts with members and partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia.
Marina’s career began as a lawyer in the private sector before joining IDB Invest. She has over a decade of experience working with governments through the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, the Organization of American States, and the Alliance for Responsible Mining on a variety of issues including mining, sustainable procurement, and infrastructure. Marina holds a Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in international relations and negotiations from the Universidad de San Andrés, Universidad de Barcelona, and FLACSO.
Marina speaks Spanish, English, and French and is proficient in Portuguese.