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Freyre brings more than 25 years of legal experience to the position. She most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Legal and Strategic Affairs at the Nielsen Company, which is a global information services company. Her duties at Nielson included managing critical contracts and developing client and industry relationships. She was also heavily involved in the company's political and governmental concerns.
Before joining Nielsen, Freyre was a partner at the New York-based Coudert Brothers LLP, where she was involved the management of the Latin American practice. Her legal career had its beginnings in Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, LLP's New York and Paris office locations.
Freyre was born in Havana, Cuba and is trilingual in English, Spanish, and French. She holds both a JD and a LL.M. from Georgetown University. She has a DEJG from the Universite de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences Sociales de Paris. She earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, where she double-majored in history and political science.
''I am delighted that Angela will be a senior member of my team during this exciting time at Ex-Im Bank. Angela has a wealth of corporate and international experience and I know that she will help us meet our goal of increasing US exports,'' said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hockberg, in response to Angela's new role in the company.
Ex-Im Bank is a self-sustaining federal agency that has produced $3.4 billion for American taxpayers during the past five years. By authorizing a record number of loans to small businesses and fortifying US export competitiveness Ex-Im Bank has succeeded in both developing and preserving US jobs.