About Us

AmChamSpain's main aim is to work to improve the competitiveness, productivity and internationalization of the Spanish economy, to attract and stimulate investment and trade between the U.S. and Spain, and to promote technology and science transfer between the two countries.

 AmChamSpain carries out a crucial role in company networking between both countries. The wide range of events that the Chamber periodically organizes allows its partners to share information, grow more connected with other companies, and have access to high-ranking representatives of both local and national governments.

Our History

The American Chamber of Commerce in Spain, AmChamSpain, is a private, non-political, non-profit institution. Founded in 1917, it has always been recognized for being at the service of American companies in Spain and Spanish companies in the U.S. Currently, we have more than 250 member companies, which have a combined turnover of 248 billion euros in Spain, 24% of the national GDP, and generate more than one million jobs.

 

AmChamSpain’s roster of partners boasts the majority of the biggest American companies operating in Spain, virtually all of the Ibex-35 companies, as well as a significant number of SMEs from both countries.

 AmChamSpain is part of the network of AmChams in 108 countries and the US Chamber of Commerce, which, with more than 3 million member companies, is the leading business organization in the United States.

Presidents

1934-1935

John E. Hill

1993

Robert B. Gwynn

1931-1932

Martin L. Glidewell

1928-1930

John H. Jordain

1924-1927

Wiliam E. Powell

1921-1923

Melville M. Smith

1919-1920

Harry L. Van Tress

1917-1918

Philip J. Brewer

1936

John W. Bigham

1936-1939

Ramón Pañella

In functions

1940-1941

Antonio B. Caragol

1942

Homer W. Eddy

In functions

1942-1946

Ramón Pañella

In functions

1946-1954

Max H. Klein

1954-1956

Richard Ford

1956-1960

Max H. Klein

1960-1965

William G. Abouchar

1966-1969

Lawrence E. Bell

1969-1970

Paul N. Temple

1970-1971

Peter Danos

1971-1973

Emil P. Larricq

1973-1975

Hugh de N. Wynne

1975-1979

William H. Singleton

1979-1983

James A. Baker

1983-1987

Max H. Klein

1987-1991

Steven K. Winegar

1991-1995

Max H. Klein

1995-1999

James A. Baker

1999-2002

Felipe Saiz Vilalta

2002-Present

Jaime Malet