Gustavo Ripoll, President of AmCham, announced the appointment of Susana Uranga as the new Executive Director, as of the 1st of February.
Susana has held the position of Marketing and Services Director for more than three years, and has competed with other candidates to fill this position as "CEO" of AmCham Panama.
Susana has more than 20 years experience in multinational consumer goods companies in Central America. As Communication Director at Nestlé Central America, Susana was a member of the Steering Committee and was responsible for directing consumer and corporate communication in Central America. Brand advisor for the marketing team and guardian of the Nestlé communication policies dictated by the headquarter in Switzerland, she has broad knowledge in crisis management, media relations, and social responsibility strategies.
In 2010 was responsible for the execution of Nestlé´s first "Creating Shared Value" Forum, in Panama, with guest speakers and panelists, experts in nutrition, water and rural development. In 2012 she obtained a certification in Management of Social Responsibility Aligned to ISO 2600 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso Chile and she has worked as an independent Social Responsibility Consultant in different industries. She has a Master´s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and Transportation and a Master in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
As Marketing and Services Director at AmCham, she has been in charge of organizing the Chamber's corporate communications, implementing the use of social networks to inform members and the general community about the activities of the association.
We congratulate Susie on her promotion and we are confident that under her leadership, AmCham will continue to scale up its activities.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Maurice for his work, passion and dedication to AmCham during the six years he was in charge of the Executive Directorate, and wish him all the best in this new stage of his life.