April 20, 2014

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Miami: International

» Bill Johnson: Director of the Port of Miami

Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson
» Manny Mencia: The Enterprise Florida senior vice president of international business development is based in Miami.

» Fernando Pérez-Hickman: Head of U.S. operations for Banco Sabadell

» Jose Perez-Jones: The senior vice president of Seaboard Marine, which carries more than 40% of the cargo through the Port of Miami, leads high-level trade missions and works to expand the area's ties with the Caribbean and Latin America.

» Pete Pizarro: Now CEO of IT and communications company eLandia International, he spent many years as CEO of Telefónica USA.

Olga Ramudo
Olga Ramudo [Photo: Daniel Portnoy]
» Olga Ramudo: President of Express Travel of Miami, she handles much of the corporate international travel in Miami.

» Carolina Rendeiro: The CEO of Right Space Management manages business centers where many of the area's multinationals have their offices; she also chairs the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's International Business Development Group.

» John Rodriguez: Wells Fargo's senior vice president and area head for the Americas/Iberia/Caribbean and president of the Florida International Bankers Association

» Mario Sacasa: The Beacon Council's head of international economic development was recently named president of the Nicaraguan-American Chamber of Commerce.

» Lee Sandler: One of the founders of international trade and customs law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, he is a trusted trade and trade finance adviser.

» Beth Sobol: She runs Miami International Fashion Week, the largest international fashion week in the U.S., and travels the globe looking for designers to invite to the show. Designers will come from around the world, including Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

» Eduardo Solórzano: Just named CEO of Walmart Latin America in December, the former CEO of Walmart de Mexico also runs the regional operations for the world's largest retailer.

» Rosa Sugrañes: A Spanish immigrant who founded the U.S. branch of the family tile business, the Iberia Tiles chairman maintains strong trade ties with Spain and helps cement trade relationships.

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