The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic has elected Alejandro Peña-Prieto as president. Peña-Prieto is managing partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Peña Prieto Gamundi, the Santo Domingo office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
As chamber president, Peña-Prieto leads the organization’s efforts to help businesses attain full potential in the global economy. He has been a chamber member since 2000.
“I’m very excited at the opportunity to work even more closely with the chamber staff and members as our country copes with the current challenging economic environment,”
He said he hopes his experience as head of the country’s only global law firm will help the chamber’s efforts to find opportunities as the global economy recovers.
“The Dominican Republic prospered when the global economy was robust. Now we need to focus on how we can creatively and actively confront the challenges so we emerge even stronger and more competitive than before,” he said.
Peña-Prieto is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top lawyers by prestigious legal guides such as Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers, Chambers Latin America, LatinLawyer 250 and The International Who’s Who of Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers.
He is also a member of the board of the Association of Foreign Investment Companies of the Dominican Republic (ASIEX), the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), the Dominican Bar Association and the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association.