Our Team AmChamSpain

Our team at the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain

Aida Casamitjana

Aida Casamitjana

Executive Director

Aida Casamitjana joined the Chamber in 2010. Among her responsibilities, she implements the policies approved by the Governing Board, coordinates the operations and activities of AmChamSpain and its more than 11 work committees, as well as alliances with other institutions. In 2016, she was elected to the Executive Committee of Amchams in Europe Association, the umbrella organization for directors of 46 AmChams from 44 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. Before joining the Chamber, she worked in the Club de Madrid and in Mango’s international expansion department. She received her undergraduate degree in Law from the Universidad de Barcelona and holds a master’s degree from the IE Business School. She speaks Spanish, English, French, German and Catalan.

Alejandro Rueda

Programs director

Alejando holds a degree in International Trade and Marketing Management from the University of Wales. Most of his career has been connected to chambers of commerce, first by leading the international departments of the Chambers of Commerce of Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, and, since 2009, with AmChamSpain, where he was first the executive director of the Canary Islands Chapter, and later on became Policy director, managing all of the AmChamSpain committees and working groups. Alejandro is a specialist in access to developing markets, with experience as project manager in countries such as Cabo Verde, Senegal, Haiti, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
Alejandro Rueda
Bianca-Mozer

Bianca Mozer Schonborn

Administrative Manager

 Bianca is currently Administrative Manager at AmChamSpain. She has obtained two Bachelor’s degrees in Law and in Political and Administration Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University. In recent years, she has developed her professional career working with chambers of commerce throughout the Mediterranean region with the aim of promoting the socio-economic development of the region. During this period, she has participated in the organization of a wide variety of international economic development and cooperation events and activities, collaborating with the main actors and organizations in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Previously, she has interned at prominent Spanish law firms, as well as public institutions. She is fluent in English, French, Catalan, Spanish and Romanian.

Marta Martorell

Finance and HR Director

Marta Martorell holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad de Barcelona. Since early 2011, she has held the position of Finance and Human Resources Director at the Chamber of Commerce. She speaks Spanish, Catalan and English. In the course of her 10 years as a professional in the finance and accounting sector, she has worked in interior design and computer-part import companies, as well as in municipal sports centers, accruing a wide-ranging experience in both financial management and in human resource management.
Marta Martorell
Andrea-Ariza

Andrea de Mas Ariza

Social Media & Events Coordinator

Andrea de Mas Ariza is the Chamber’s Social Media and Events Coordinator. She has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and speaks Catalan, Spanish, English and French. During her studies, she spent a year in Grenoble (France), within the ERASMUS program. She has participated as a volunteer in the Erasmus Students Network (ESN) association in the field of communication and event management. She participated in an internship program at the Cercle Tecnològic de Catalunya foundation (CTecno) for 8 months, supporting the foundation’s communication and events. She is currently within the EDvidence program, a startup shuttle, to carry out a project based on intergenerational exchange between retired professionals and students.

Paco Flores

Press Officer

Senior Consultant and Press Officer of AmChamSpain, with over 30 years of experience. With a degree in Law and Journalism, he has been the Director of Institutional Communication at Grupo Holding INI, EADS-CASA, SEAT-VW and IBERIA. He has been an advisor to the Government of Andalusia, SafeiBancaPrivada, Barclays Capital, McKinsey, Albiñana and KPMG. He led the merger and acquisition operations between ENEL-Endesa, UBS-Gas Natural-Endesa, CVC-Altadis, TPG-Iberia, and Barclays-ABN AMRO, as well as the public offerings of CAM, Endesa and Repsol. He also acted as advisor to the Spanish Tobacco Association (AET), Astroc and Habitat on debt restructuring.
Paco Flores
Sandra Jabalquinto

Sandra Jabalquinto

Membership Development

Prior to joining AmChamSpain, Sandra worked in the same area of Membership Development for AmCham Mexico, Monterrey Division, attracting local, national and international companies that represent an added value of mutual benefit to the Chamber and its partners. With more than 10 years of experience in the commercial sector, she has worked as Business Manager for the ING Financial Group, as well as for the HSBC Corporate Group in the same sector. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Criminology and has studied International Business as part of the NASBITE International’s CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) program. She has also received training in Advanced Negotiation Skills, Objection Management and Closing Sales, as well as LIMBRA Management Training. She is proficient in English, having taught business level classes for many years, and having worked for IMNRC, the only school recognized by the United States Embassy in Monterrey, Mexico, where she also created and taught a training seminar for teachers. She is a native speaker of Spanish.

Sharlene Alonso

Communication, Marketing and Events Manager

Sharlene Alonso has been the Communication, Marketing and Events Manager at AmChamSpain since October 2018. With a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, with a specialization in communication and international economic development, from American University (Washington, DC), Sharlene has developed a professional career of more than 6 years in the corporate communication sector, working in the areas of communication and marketing, institutional relations, corporate reputation and business development.
 
Over the years, she has participated in strategic communication projects on both sides of the Atlantic, including a regulatory project before the United Nations, an electoral campaign for a Congressman in the U.S., as well as various audiovisual and marketing projects for NGOs, academic institutions and companies of the private sector.
 
At AmChamSpain, she led the creation and subsequent development of the Young Leaders Network young talent development program as well as the organization of the international meeting "#EuropeSummit19" which counted on the participation of prominent international leaders from the public and private sector. In addition to her regular communication and marketing tasks, she is an active member of the Chamber's Diversity and Inclusive Leadership committee and assists all of its communication and branding needs.
 
She is a member of DIRCOM, a leading professional association in Spain that brings together more than 1,000 executives and communication professionals, as well as Ellevate Network, a global community of women committed to fostering and promoting gender equality in the workplace.
Sharlene-Alonso