About Us

About Us

We are an innovative matchmaking platform that represents the common interest of Latin American and Southeast Asian business in promoting bilateral trade, investments and collaboration between the regions, having Singapore as a hub.


Our Objectives



CREATE AN ACTIVE PLATFORM in Singapore to bring together individuals, companies and other organizations in order to develop business opportunities between Southeast Asia and Latin America


PROMOTE & DEVELOP trade, services and investments between Southeast Asia and Latin America.


FOSTER CROSS-CULTURAL RELATIONS between Singapore, the region and Latin America.


Work together with key public and private institutions in Singapore and Latin America.

Promote the interests of Latin American business people in Singapore and the region by providing ADVOCACY and collaboration.

Our raison d’être

The growth of global market forces, especially in Asia and Latin America has encouraged promising opportunities for commercial relations between Asia and Latin America.

In the last few years, Asia and Latin America have placed the cultivation of a relationship between the two regions at the forefront of their governmental agendas in order to facilitate trade, investment opportunities, and cooperation.

However, there is still room for improvement, especially in regards to SMEs. In order to maximize on the abundant potentials, institutions should act as avenues for the exchange of knowledge and experience by aiming to develop a strong relationship between the two regions.

In light of this and existing within the private sector, the Latin American Chamber of Commerce aims to become the key facilitator in creating a bridge for business in Asia and Latin America.

Our Structure

Management Board 

Our Management Board consists of recognized individuals from the private sector who have excelled in their professions and who have strong ties both in Singapore and Latin America. The Management Board formulates and approves the strategy and long term goals for LatAmCham. This Board is responsible for managing the Executive Office.


Honorary President<br />
Dr Pablo Lizana
Honorary President Dr Pablo LizanaManaging Director Lizana & Company Asia-Pacific
Honorary Secretary<br />
Mrs Alina Ramirez
Honorary Secretary Mrs Alina RamirezPianist and Composer
Honorary Treasurer<br />
Mrs Carolina Garcia Millan
Honorary Treasurer Mrs Carolina Garcia MillanSenior Manager IBO ST Electronics Limited
Honorary Member<br />
Mr Enrique (Kiko) Barcelli
Honorary Member Mr Enrique (Kiko) BarcelliChief Executive Officer Locate & Grow
Honorary Member<br />
Mr Daniel Seah
Honorary Member Mr Daniel SeahDeputy Director Latin America, Middle East, North Africa Singapore Cooperation Enterprise

Legal Adviser

Mr Chandra Mohan K Nair
Mr Chandra Mohan K NairPartner Tan Rajah & Cheah

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board consists of Ambassadors of the countries of Latin America with presence in the region and Singapore to Latin American countries; and representatives of government agencies. They provide valuable guidance to the Management Board to set the strategies of LatAmCham in order to achieve its mission and objectives.


HE Federico Alejandro Barttfeld
HE Federico Alejandro BarttfeldAmbassador of Argentina to Singapore
HE Flavio Damico
HE Flavio DamicoAmbassador of Brazil to Singapore
HE James Sinclair Manley
HE James Sinclair ManleyAmbassador of Chile to Singapore
Mr Alfonso E. Murillo
Mr Alfonso E. MurilloCharge d`Affairs Embassy of Costa Rica
HE Fredesmán Turro
HE Fredesmán TurroAmbassador of Cuba to Singapore
HE Agustin García-López
HE Agustin García-LópezEmbassy of Mexico in Singapore
Embassy of Panama in Singapore
HE Carlos Vasquez
HE Carlos VasquezAmbassador of Peru to Singapore
Ms Maria Dionisia Villalba
Ms Maria Dionisia VillalbaChargé d’Affairs Embassy of Venezuela in Singapore
Mr Michael Hwang
Mr Michael HwangAmbassador of Singapore to Argentina
HE Chong Siak Ching
HE Chong Siak ChingNon-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to Chile
HE Jennie Chua
HE Jennie ChuaNon-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to Mexico
HE Giam Chin Toon
HE Giam Chin ToonNon-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to Peru
Mr Fausto Valle
Mr Fausto ValleFounder and CEO, Atix Consultants Former Ambassador of Ecuador to Singapore

Executive Office

The Executive Office is represented by the Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible of materializing the strategies and goals of the LatAmCham.

The Executive Office is assisted by a Business Support Team.


Angela Torres-Andresen
Angela Torres-AndresenExecutive Director & Founder
Felipe Espinosa
Felipe EspinosaProduct Development Manager
Sandra Pineda
Sandra PinedaOperations Manager

A message from the Founder and Executive Director, Angela Torres-Andresen

Dear Members and Friends of the LatAmCham,

Thank you for your interest in the Latin American Chamber of Commerce.

LatAmCham is a noble initiative. It started as a cultural project promoting Latin American artists in Singapore. The overwhelming response from the Latin American community in Singapore at these cultural activities caught my attention and made me realise the importance of having an institution that could foster cultural and business relations between Latin America and Southeast Asia.

As a result, the idea of a Chamber of Commerce came to life and the “Latin American Chamber of Commerce” was officially registered on February 14th 2014 in the Registry of Societies under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

LatAmCham’s first goal is to create a vibrant and active Latin American business community in Singapore. Its second goal is to become the key facilitator in creating a bridge to connect business in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

LatAmCham is dedicated to creating matchmaking opportunities to help its members to discover new markets and business opportunities at a low cost, with minimal risk, and the confidence of communicating in a known business cultural environment. At the same time, LatAmCham acts as an advocate for its members in one united voice.

As Founder and Executive Director of the LatAmCham I would like to thank all our members and our Advisory and Management Board for their continual trust and commitment.

Lastly, I would like to invite each of our members to make full use of the LatAmCham as a platform for their businesses because LatAmCham essentially belongs to its members.