As VP, International & Multilateral Affairs, Helga Flores Trejo is responsible for driving Bayer’s relations and partnerships with International Organizations, such as UN agencies and Multilateral Developments Banks, and key networks such as WEF, G20 and others. Helga also manages multilateral policy, including trade.
Helga Flores Trejo is a foreign policy and development expert who has worked in government, international organizations, think tanks and the private sector.
Prior to joining Bayer, she led open innovation at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in charge of establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships to foster innovation to solve development challenges. Previously, she was Head of External Relations for the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) known today as BID Invest. At the IDB Group, she held diverse positions, including Chief of the Constituencies Unit, Head of Strategic Communications for Sectors and Advisor on External Relations in Brazil for the Representative of the IDB.
Prior to joining the IDB Group, she served as Executive Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, one of Germany’s largest foundations, promoting transatlantic policy exchange on issues such as sustainable development, climate change and global security. She has served as Chief of Staff for the Bundesrat and European Affairs minister of the Government of Hamburg, as a Senior Advisor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE in Belgrade and as Advisor on Development policy and Latin America in the German Parliament (Bundestag).
Helga Flores Trejo has been a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and awarded fellowships by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Prince of Wales’ Business and Environment Program, and the BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation. She served as a Board Member of CulturalVistas, the Commission for Civility and Effective Governance of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and, was as member of the Europe-U.S.-Latin America Task Force of the Atlantic Council.
Helga Flores Trejo holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Frankfurt University in Germany and speaks Spanish, German, English, French and Portuguese.