Vanessa Ibarra

The City of Atlanta’s Office of International Affairs recently welcomed a new face. 

Vanessa Ibarra, who speaks fluent EnglishFrench and Spanish, joined the team as chief of protocol, replacing Noah Downer. 

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Ms. Ibarra has lived in five countries and has worked for VGH Intenrational and YER USA Inc.

She has also worked for the Atlanta offices of Enterprise Rhone-Alps International, or ERAI, along with the office of Ubifrance, the French government’s export promotion agency. She came to Atlanta from Miami for college, eventually earning a master’s degree in international business at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.

Learn more about the international affairs office here

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...