Event Details

Friday, May 10, 2019

SPAIN: Breakfast Briefing with Mr. Ricardo Pelaez, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer

Event Information

Date & time

Friday, May 10, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30am


Washington, DC


Kimberly Nguyen at +1-646-244-7736 or Knguyen@bciu.org

This is an off the record briefing with Mr. Ricardo Pelaez, Deputy Senior Commerical Officer, U.S. Embassy Madrid. Hosting opportunities are available.

To register for this event, please e-mail Kimberly Nguyen at k-nguyen@bciu.org with your name, title, and organization (as you wish for it to appear on the participant list) 


For more information, please contact Kimberly Nguyen at Knguyen@bciu.org or +1-646-244-7736.


Biographical Information


Ricardo  Peláez is a career Foreign Service Officer and, in August 2017, began his assignment as the Acting Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. He has 20 years of experience with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.

Prior to Spain, Mr. Peláez served for four years as the Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. During his tenure in Lima, he led the office to achieve notable accomplishments such as the establishment of a three-person Regional Intellectual Property office covering Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Chile; closing the largest U.S. arms sale ($13.2 million) in a generation to the Peruvian National Police; and organizing three major Commerce-certified trade missions addressing critical infrastructure gaps in the renewable energy, healthcare and water resources sectors.

Prior to his assignment in Peru, he served a two-year assignment as a Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China. In this capacity, he  led a team of industry specialists responsible for China’s most dynamic sectors, including energy, environment, construction, and transportation.

Mr. Peláez began his Foreign Service career by completing an intensive one-year Mandarin language training course at the Foreign Service Institute, followed by a three-year tour as a Commercial Officer in Taipei at the American Institute in Taiwan covering a range of sectors, including education, environment, publishing, consumer goods, and machinery.