February 2020 newsletter, which includes an exclusive interview with Javier Ruperez, former Ambassador of Spain to the US, NATO and OSCE, as well as news related with our community.
Javier Rupérez has been Spanish Ambassador to Washington (2000-2004), to NATO (1981-1982) and to the OSCE (1979-1981). He was the UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee (2004-2007).
He was active in the Christian Democratic anti-Franco movements in the sixties and seventies, becoming involved in the transitional process from dictatorship to democracy. He was, as a Senator and a Congressman, a member of the Spanish Cortes from 1979 to 2000. He was Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and of the Defense Committee in the House of Representatives from 1996 to 2000. He was also Secretary General and then President of the Christian Democratic International, as well as Chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
A Law and Journalism graduate of the Complutense University in Madrid, he is now the President of the consulting firm Ruperez International LLC and divides his time between Madrid and Washington DC. Author of several books about national and international relations and policies, as well as a novel and a volume of short stories, he regularly publishes his columns in the Spanish national daily ABC and teaches International Relations and Conflict Management at the American University in Washington DC and the Francisco de Vitoria University, the Villanueva University and CEU San Pablo University in Madrid. He is married to Rakela Cerovic and their daughter Laura will be graduating from Georgetown University this year.
We had the privilege of conducting this exclusive interview with Javier, a USEC member, to get his impressions on a number of current issues in different domains.
January 2020 newsletter, which includes news about the Board of Directors of USEC, as well as news related with our community.
After the conclusion of the electoral process within the US Spain Executives Community, a new Board of Directors has been created. The USEC president, Gonzalo Garcia, will be serving for a third two-year term. All the members of the previous Board will remain and two additional directors have been added:
- Francisco Lara, an entrepreneur and Professor of Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship who resides in Valencia (Spain) and Washington DC.
- Eduardo Sastre, an entrepreneur, start-up mentor and Board Member at the RCC Harvard Executive Program who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
The complete list of Board Members with links to their LinkedIn profiles is provided in the About Us section.
December 2019 newsletter, which includes a blog article about informative reports required for foreign business owners in the US, the results of the recent elections to the Presidency of USEC, as well as news related with our community.