Monday, September 03 2012 @ 10:27 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
From 1996-1999, he served as the Administrator of the former Panama Canal Commission - the federal agency of the U.S. Government, which was responsible for the administration and operation of the Panama Canal until December 31, 1999. During the following years, he served concurrently as the Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission and the ACP, ensuring that decisions made under the Commission continued under the new Canal Authority. In 2005 the Board of Directors re-elected him to continue to lead the ACP until August 2012. (Panama America)
Editor's Comment: There are some who have mentioned the possibility that Alemán Zubieta might make a good presidential candidate for the Cambio Democratico political party. Considering that he has more than 16 years executive experience running the Panama Canal, and that he also has instant name recognition, he would be an instant "walk on favorite" and would probably win easily in 2014. In short, he would be a great pick, if the CD could recruit him.