Until January 1995, Fleischmann served as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (Latin America, Caribbean, & Canada; chaired by the Honorable Robert G. Torricelli), Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. Congress. He also served in an advisory support capacity to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and was granted Top Secret (Code Word) D.O.D. Security Clearance. Fleischmann was one of the key professional staff members who represented the U.S. Congress in the development of the 1994 Miami Summit of the Americas.
Before joining the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Fleischmann worked in New York and South America as Vice-President and International Trade Advisor at LATCORP, Inc. (Latin American Trade Corporation) where he developed joint ventures, franchises, and export-import agreements. Prior to that, he worked in New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina, as Second Vice-President with Chase Manhattan Bank's international private banking division. At Chase, Fleischmann coordinated and managed a team of operations and finance experts to set strategy for the restructuring of the Chase Private Bank's activities and priorities in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile. Moreover, he was part of the leadership team that launched the Chase Vista Latin America Opportunity Fund, the first investment fund of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. (Fleischmann is a graduate of the Chase Manhattan Senior Management Development Program.)
Fleischmann received his M.A. with honors in international economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and was a Deutscher Bundestag Fellow of the Friedrich Wilhelms Universität (University of Bonn) in Germany. He received his B.S. in political science and international studies from American University, where he was both valedictorian and the president of the University's student body.
As part of the fellowship in Bonn, Fleischmann served as Advisor on "North-South" economic development issues to the late German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Dr. Ingomar Hauchler, then co-chairs of the Willy Brandt Foundation for Development and Peace, and to senior members of the West German Parliament. Fleischmann's experience during college and graduate school included part-time and summer consulting work at SRI International in Arlington, Virginia; Citicorp/Citibank in New York; and UNICEF in Vienna, Austria. He is fluent in German and Spanish.
Fleischmann is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of Directors of the OFFITBank, a New York-based private bank. He also has served as an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). Fleischmann has been a member of the Steering Committee of the International Business Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and is a member of the Americas Society. He was a U.S. delegate to the 1995 Future of Europe Conference in London. He is an associate of the South-North Development Initiative (SNDI) of the Rockefeller Foundation and trustee of the Lauer Philanthropic Fund. Fleischmann serves on the boards of the Student Community Service Foundation; Civic Works, Baltimore's urban service corps; and Youth Service America (YSA). He is a former Executive Board member of the Alumni Council of The Johns Hopkins University and is a past chairman of an alumni investment fund of American University. Fleishchmann serves on the Board of Advisors of the School of International Service (SIS) of American University.
Alan Fleischmann was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a graduate of Gilman School. He is married to Dafna Tapiero, Knowledge and Partnership Manager, Financial Sector Vice-Presidency of the World Bank.
April 1, 2001
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