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  • Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2000)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1992)
  • Fulbright Scholar (1991-1992)
  • Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama City, Panama (Summa Cum Laude, 1990)


  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama (2019 – 2020)
  • Minister of Commerce and Industry (2004-2008)
  • Alternate Justice of the Third Superior Court of Appeal of the First Judicial District of Panama (2001-2004)
  • Partner at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee (1998-present)
  • Vice Minister of Foreign Relations (1996-1997)
  • Counselor of International Trade at the Embassy of Panama in the United States of America (1995-1996)
  • Ambassador of Panama to the World Trade Organization (1994-1995)
  • Deputy Permanent Ambassador of Panama to United Nations and other International Organizations (1994-1995)
  • Joint Permanent Representative on the Special Mission to the GATT (1993-1994)
  • Legal Counselor of the Commission of Accession of Panama to GATT (1993)
  • Associate at Alfaro, Ferrer, Ramirez & Aleman (1989-1996)


  • Panama Bar Association
  • Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum
  • President of the Board of Directors, Amador Foundation – Biodiversity Museum (2006-2013)
  • Fellow, Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI)
  • IES Honorary Business Representative for IE Singapore (in Panama) (2008-2019)
  • Roster of Panelists for Dispute Settlement under the United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR FTA) (2011)
  • Foreign Relations Committee (1996-1999; 2008-2009)
  • Presidential Commission against Money Laundering (1998-1999)