Pedro A. Freyre
Pedro A. Freyre "is Of Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group of Akerman Senterfitt's Miami office. His practice focuses on advising Spanish and Latin American companies establishing operations in the U.S., U.S. companies establishing operations in Latin America, insurance regulation, Cuban Embargo regulation, and mergers and acquisitions.
"Until recently, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mapfre Insurance Group in Florida. The Group is a subsidiary of Sistema Mapfre, Spain's largest insurance group. Prior to that position, Mr. Freyre was General Counsel and Director of Government and Public Relations for Dow Chemical Latin America.
"In June of 2000, Mr. Freyre was appointed by Governor Bush to the Board of Directors of the Florida Council for the Humanities. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and he currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Community Relations Board of Miami-Dade County. Mr. Freyre is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Transnational Studies of Florida International University.
"Mr. Freyre is a contributing author in the International Transaction Volume published by the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar. He has written articles in the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and Exito Magazine. He has appeared on Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, the Paula Zahn Show on Fox, This Week in South Florida, and various other television shows on the subject of Cuba.
"Mr Freyre is the recipient of the "Liberty and Justice For All" award granted by the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, and the Ghandi-King-Ikeda award from Moorehead College for his efforts in fostering non-violence and justice in the community.
"He has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Political Science Department of Florida International University, and has taught courses in International law, International Relations, and U.S. Constitutional Law.
"Mr. Freyre is a past Chairman of FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles); a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to providing information on the Cuban Community in exile. He is also the Chairman of the Free Cuba Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
"Mr. Freyre received his undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies (B.A., 1971), magna cum laude, and his law degree (J.D., 1974) from the University of Miami. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Michigan and the Cuban-American Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese."