Video: International Strategic Investors and Multinational Regional Operations in Panama


  • Bernerd Da Santos, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The AES Corporation
  • Leo González, Administrator, Agencia Panamá Pacífico
  • James Hardy, Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Under Armour
  • Luis Eduardo Ocando, Senior Partner, EY Panamá (moderator)

Members of the private sector discussed how being based in Panama can facilitate projects like shared services, energy projects, distribution, logistics operations, and infrastructure. All the participants at this AS/COA Panama Investment Conference panel agreed that the country is a leader when it comes to receiving foreign investors and working with companies to develop skills with Panamnian staff. One of the areas that needs attention to keep up with growth is the energy sector and the panelists explained how they are investing in that sector to those ends.