Jaime Malet, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain (AmchamSpain), is a distinguished economist, lawyer and business leader with a strong background in U.S.-Spain relations.
Mr. Malet has served as chairman of AmchamSpain for nearly 10 years, having been re-elected for a fourth term in May 2011. AmchamSpain consists of a membership of more than 350 companies, including the majority of leading U.S. companies with a presence in Spain and many Spanish companies with a presence in the United States, including most of the selective IBEX 35 index’s companies. In this role, he works to improve the business climate and strengthen trade relations between the two countries. He is also responsible for attracting and retaining Spanish investment in the United States and protecting the interests of American companies in Spain.
After years of practicing law, Mr. Malet currently serves as president of TELAM, a consulting firm that specializes in business opportunities and strategic and lobbying advice to large multinationals and investment funds in infrastructure projects, energy, information technology, health and finance. He is also a member, among others, of the board of advisors of the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organizations, a patron of the U.S.-Spain Council and a member of the Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels.
Mr. Malet earned a juris doctor degree at University of Barcelona and a Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Houston. He also holds an executive Master of Business Administration from University of Navarra’s IESE and a Master of Tax Law from Ramon Llull University’s ESADE Business School. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to economics and international politics and regularly contributes articles to national news outlets.