Ilona Vega Jaramillo

Director, International Trade Development , Enterprise Florida

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Ilona is Director of International Business Development at Enterprise Florida, the state’s official economic development organization. She is based in Miami where she recruits strategic foreign direct investment to the state of Florida. Since 2005, she has worked with hundreds of foreign-owned companies and helped to establish many of them in the state.

Previous to her job at Enterprise Florida, Ilona worked in several industries including: the fresh flower industry; an import/export business; a web-based business; business consulting services; a non-profit multilateral organization; and a telecommunications manufacturer.

The common thread throughout her varied professional experience has been international business. And, for this reason, her experience provides her with the necessary background and knowledge needed to understand the needs of foreign companies.

Ilona has a Masters’ degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and business from Villanova University. She is also an IEDC certified economic developer.

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