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The Ambassador of Panama, H.E. Mr. Willys Delvalle Velasco


As of per May 13th, 2013 His Excellency Willys Delvalle Velasco has been named Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the OPCW.

His Excellency DelValle completed his studies among Panama, Guatemala and Florida. On graduating in 1986, he joined the international shipping line, Crowley Caribbean Transport in Panama City, in the area of operations until 2000, when transitioning to the area of logistics with Crowley Logistics Inc., holding the position of General Manager up to 2004.

From 2004 until 2006, Ambassador DelValle established and managed a personal business in the service area.

As of 2006 and until 2012, he held the position of General Manager for APL (American President Line) in charge of the areas of operations, finance, sales, customer service and human resources for the company. Since 2012, he held the position of Senior Marine Operations Manager for Latin America, with responsibilities for the entire region from Mexico to Chile.

From 2007 until 2014, His Excellency was part of the Board of Directors of the Panama Maritime Chamber holding various positions in the Board, before getting elected President of the Chamber from 2012 to 2014. During this time Mr DelValle participated in various forums in the Area of logistics, bunkers, maritime operations and The Panama Canal, among others.

He also signed various cooperation agreements in education with various universities, the Ministry of Education, and the Panama Canal. In conjunction with Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF – Developing Bank of Latin America), His Excellency signed an agreement to create the school of Arbitration which allowed developing the Centre of Reconciliation and Arbitration for Maritime Services, a joint initiative of the Panama Maritime Chamber and the Association of Maritime Lawyers.

Lastly, he was a member of the advisory board of Georgia Tech Campus in Panama (2012-2014), member of COEL, Private Logistics Council and member of various social and sport clubs.

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