Juan Verde MPP 1998

Juan Verde MPP 1998 is a senior partner at MAPA, an international business development consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC. Verde was appointed by President Barack Obama in November of 2009 as deputy assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasia at the US Department of Commerce and, in this capacity, he led the department’s efforts to solve trade policy and market access issues faced by US firms seeking to grow their business operations in Europe and Eurasia. He was responsible for developing and recommending policies and programs with respect to US economic and commercial relations with 52 countries in Europe and Eurasia. His career in the private sector includes the roles of founder, controlling shareholder, and CEO of several companies. He also founded and presided over the American Chamber of Commerce in the Canary Islands. Verde serves on the boards of several multinational North American and Spanish corporations, including Santander Group and Abengoa (a global renewable energy company).
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