Jaime Aleman Healy
Jaime Aleman Healy
Panama City, Panama
|Alma mater||University of Notre Dame|
Duke University School of Law
|Occupation||Lawyer, businessman, diplomat|
|Spouse(s)||María del Pilar Arosemena de Aleman|
|Parent(s)||Roberto Alemán Zubieta|
María Teresa Healy Quelquejue
|Relatives||José Miguel Alemán (brother)|
Jaime Eduardo Aleman Healy(born 1953) is a Panamanian lawyer, businessman and diplomat. He served as Ambassador of Panama to the United States of America from August 11, 2009 to January 2, 2011 after being appointed to that position by the 52nd President of the Republic of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal.
Jaime Aleman Healy was born in 1953 in Panama City, Panama. He spent a significant part of his childhood living in Washington, DC while his father, Roberto Alemán Zubieta, was serving as one of the leading negotiators for the Robles-Johnson Treaties and later on as Ambassador of Panama to the United States (1968–69). His brother is José Miguel Alemán, a Panamanian political who ran for president. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law '78 and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. Ambassador Aleman is an honorary member of Duke’s School of Law Board of Visitors, and in 2003 he was honored by the school with the International Alumni Achievement Award.
Jaime Aleman Healy is currently the managing partner at Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, one of Panama’s leading law firms, which he founded in 1985. The firm represents many of the leading multinational companies that operate in Panama and was chosen as the Central American law firm of the year by Chambers Global in 2007 as well as in 2013.
For over two decades, Jaime Aleman Healy has been a prominent member of the Board of Directors of various entities, including HSBC Bank (Panama) Banistmo, Leasing Banistmo, Panamá Power Holdings, Fideicomiso Ena Norte, PKB Bank (Panama) and the Tag Bank.
He has also been a member of the International Lawyers Association of Panama and the Panama chapter of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Jaime Aleman Healy has also been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Lawyers Association of Panama and Special Olympics.
In his career as a prominent Lawyer, he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Panama Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Bar Association.
Ambassador Aleman began his public career in 1978 as a legal advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C. From 1984 to 1985, he served as legal counselor to President Nicolás Ardito Barletta and, in 1988, as Minister of Government and Justice under President Eric Arturo Delvalle. In 1999, Ambassador Aleman was appointed Member of the Council of Foreign Affairs by President Mireya Moscoso. In August 2009, he was appointed Panama´s Ambassador to the United States and served until January 2, 2011.
He is married to María del Pilar Arosemena de Aleman and has three children: Jaime Eduardo, Ana Sofía and Juan Manuel.
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