Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States
Emanuel Gonzalez-Revilla was appointed to serve as the Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States by the newly elected President of Panama, H.E. Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez in August of 2014. Ambassador Gonzalez-Revilla presented his credentials to the President of the United States on September 18, 2014.
Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Ambassador Gonzalez-Revilla was educated in the United States, attending the Peddie School in Hightstown , NJ, later to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Miami.
Prior to his recent appointment, Ambassador Gonzalez-Revilla was a renowned businessman with vast experience in a broad array of industries, founding and leading a range of successful endeavors in the private sector. Until August of 2014, the Ambassador served in various capacities, including: Chairman and Co-Founder of both Panama Power Holdings, Ltd., a clean- energy venture and Melones Oil Terminal, Inc., a full service fuel storage facility in the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal; as well as Vice Chairman of Trader Tankers, Ltd., a premier barge and bunkering operation providing fuel to ships crossing The Panama Canal.
In addition, the Ambassador is on leave as a Member of the Board of the following companies: Banco General, S.A., the largest privately owned bank in Panama; Cable Onda, S.A, Panama’s largest Cable TV MSO and full service telecommunications provider; Medcom Holdings, Inc., a Broadcast Television Holding company; MHC Holdings, Inc., a family controlled, publicly traded holding company with investments in financial services and telecom; Empresa General de Inversion, the largest publicly traded company in Panama; GRB Management, a private equity/asset management company; Torres Andinas, a tower company developing and leasing built-to-suit wireless towers in Colombia and Peru; Metro Park, a 100 hectare mixed-use real estate development in Panama City; Costa del Este Business Park, a Class A office park in Costa del Este, Panama; and Petroleos Delta, S.A., the largest fuel distribution company in Panama.
Ambassador Gonzalez-Revilla is a Member of the Board of Overseers of the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since 2004.
Ambassador Gonzalez-Revilla and his wife Luciana have two sons, Emanuel III and Alejandro.