The Obama Administration is looking to Ms. Angela Mariana Freyre To Save Its Commercial Engagement With Cuba
Ms. Freyre has been visiting the Republic of Cuba with the purpose of encouraging the government of the Republic of Cuba to 1) authorize commercial engagement where licenses have been issued to United States-based companies by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury and/or Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the United States Department of Commerce and 2) authorize the implementation of regulatory changes made by the Obama Administration, but yet to be permitted by the government of the Republic of Cuba.
Angela Mariana Freyre
Senior Vice President and General Counsel | General Counsel
"Angela Mariana Freyre is the 20th General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In this capacity, she is the Bank's chief legal officer, managing its attorneys and overseeing diverse transactions and litigation portfolios, and is a member of the Bank's senior management team.
At the Export-Import Bank, Ms. Freyre advises the Board of Directors and staff on matters relating to the Charter of the Bank, as well as ethics, conflicts of interest, governance and reputational risk. She serves as Corporate Secretary, attending meetings and formalizing actions of the Board of Directors, and serves as a member of all key senior management committees. She is responsible for interpreting and implementing laws applicable to or affecting the Bank and plays a key role in the Bank’s relationship with Congress, Treasury, the State Department and other federal government agencies.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Freyre served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Legal and Strategic Affairs at The Nielsen Company, a global leader in the media and marketing information business whose clients include the leading US media companies. She managed and expanded strategic relationships with Nielsen’s most important media clients, led teams in the negotiation of Nielsen‘s most important revenue and strategic contracts, and supported Nielsen’s government affairs team.
Previously to Nielsen, Ms. Freyre practiced law in New York and Paris, developing an international corporate practice, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and complex financial transactions, with major US and foreign clients for ten years each at Coudert Brothers LLP, where she was a partner, and Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon LLP.
At Coudert Brothers, Ms. Freyre served as head of the Latin American Practice Group responsible for the oversight of the group’s transactions and worked in Latin America, Africa, and Asia on privatization transactions, mergers and acquisitions and economic development projects. At Mudge Rose, Ms. Freyre was involved in the firm’s securities practice and significant cross border transactions.
Ms. Freyre attended Wellesley College, Georgetown University Law Center, and l’Universite de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences Sociales de Paris, and was a Fulbright Scholar. She was born in Havana, Cuba, has lived in Paris as well as New York City for almost 30 years (where she had significant public service and board appointments), and currently resides in Washington, DC. Ms. Freyre is fluent in Spanish and French."