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Board of Directors

Board Co-Chairs

José Manuel González-Páramo
Executive Board Director, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. 

Co-Chair, TABC (Europe)

José Manuel González-Páramo - BBVA

González-Páramo was appointed Executive Board member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) in 2013. Among other responsibilities in the group, he is the Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, and the Chairman of its International Advisory Board. He served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 to 2012. He was a member of the Governing Council of Bank of Spain (1994-2004) and of its Executive Committee (1998-2004).

From 1985 to 1994 González-Páramo was an economic adviser to various public and private institutions including the Banco de España (1989-1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank Group. In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Economics at UCM and from September 2012 he is a Professor at IESE Business School. A Fulbright scholar, he is a member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received a number of distinctions. González-Páramo is Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense.

Peter Cleveland
Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs; Director of Global Public Policy, Intel

Co-Chair, TABC (U.S.)

Peter Cleveland - Intel

Cleveland is Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs and Director of Global Public Policy (GPP). GPP is responsible for establishing favorable legal, regulatory, statutory and market rules and policies to enable Intel’s continued global business success. Cleveland oversees a team of attorneys and policy professionals worldwide and acts as the company’s public policy liaison to foreign governments and regulatory bodies as well as the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch in Washington, DC. He also represents Intel on the boards of various trade associations and related organizations, including the Information Technology Industry Council, the Center for International Private Enterprise, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Cleveland joined Intel in 2008 from the office of California Senator Dianne Feinstein, where he served as chief of staff. Previously, he worked as an attorney for a leading international law firm. He received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1997 and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1987. He is a member of the New York and the District of Columbia Bars and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Board Co-Chairs Emeritus

Ambassador Hugo Paemen
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells

Co-Chair Emeritus, TABC (Europe)

Hugo Paemen resizedAmbassador Paemen is a Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells on EU, International Trade and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, Ambassador Paemen served from 1995 to 1999 as head of the European Commission’s Washington Delegation. From 1987 until 1995 he was the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for External Relations, where he served as the European Community’s chief negotiator during the entire length of the Uruguay Round. From 1985 to 1987 he was the official spokesman of the first Delors Commission, and from 1978 to 1985 chef de cabinet of vice-president Viscount Davignon. A career diplomat, Ambassador Paemen held positions in the Belgian Embassies in Geneva, Paris, and Washington, DC as economic minister from 1974 to 1978.

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling

Co-Chair Emeritus, TABC (U.S)

Stuart Eizenstat resizedAmbassador Eizenstat heads the international practice at Covington & Burling where his practice focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes with the U.S. and foreign governments, and international business transactions and regulations on behalf of U.S. companies and others around the world.  During a decade and a half of public service in three U.S. administrations, Ambassador Eizenstat has held a number of key senior positions, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001).