E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Daniela Benavente

Consultant in International Trade and Innovation
Innovation - Member
Innovation - Contributing Author

PhD and Master in International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Master (Fulbright Scholar), Columbia University; Diplôme, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris). Consultant in international trade, intellectual property, innovation, and international metrics. Former: Lead Researcher and Project Manager of the last three editions of The Global Innovation Index (2011-13); Economic Advisor, Cabinet office of Ricardo Lagos Escobar, President of Chile; Economic Advisor, Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy (1996-98).