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The Ambassador

Amb. Enrique Alberto Thayer Hausz


Born in Karlsruhe, Germany on April 26, 1962, son of Marlis Elisabeth Friedericke Hauss and Enrique Alberto Thayer Galindo, he has 4 children. He moved to Panama with his family in 1966.

In 1978 he completed his high school studies at Colegio Javier, studied English at St. Michael's College, USA and continued his studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Central New England College, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

In 1996 he completed the Executive MBA program at Georgia State University. He speaks 4 languages: Spanish, English, German and French.

From 1986 to 1996 he worked for Siemens AG, first in Panama and then in Atlanta, USA, responsible for the development of business ties in several Latin American countries, including Mexico and Venezuela.

Between 1996 and 2008, he held various positions in Schneider Electric Mexico, France and the United States, being the Vice President in charge of Strategy and Marketing, Operations and Procurement in these three organizations.

In the period from 2008 to 2019, he started his own business in the field of air conditioning and building automation.

He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Panama, participating in relief work, as well as medical assistance and water purification projects in rural areas. He has participated in the Education and Energy committees of the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture of Panama.



Relations between the Panamanian government and Germany are increasingly positive and friendly. The principal objectives of the embassy are to protect the interests of the Panamanian State; to negotiate with the government of Germany; and to be informed about the German’s developments and report them to the Government of the Panamanian State.

Diplomatic relations between Germany and Panamá were first officially established in 1965, by the entry into force of the Technical Cooperation Agreement between the two countries. In 1982 a big step was taken in favour of the development of the metallurgical branch with the Technical Cooperation Agreement for Advanced Training in Metallurgy. In 1989, both countries signed a bilateral agreement for the promotion and mutual protection of capital investments, which was modified in 2011. In 2002, Germany and Panamá signed the Air Transport Agreement.

German citizens and Panamá's citizens do not need a VISA to travel to the other country.