Who Are We?

The hub function of Panama creates a lot of business opportunities for Dutch companies. Although a significant number of companies are already present in Panama, mainly small and medium enterprises (SME) often do not take this step yet. One of the issues identified in the roadmap of a company potentially expanding to Latin America, is the lack of  an institution that can provide a soft landing for newly arriving companies in Panama. This is where Holland House Panama comes into play.

In the form of a bilateral chamber of commerce Holland House offers services to companies interested in expanding their business to Panama, but also provides already existing companies with more and better networking opportunities and access to trainings and briefing.

Panama and it's Potential

Panama functions as a logistical hub for the entire region of Central America because of its canal and well connected international airport. With this growing connectivity, the city has developed on  an urban and economic level and has become the home to a strong, internationally oriented and innovative business community. On top of being the fastest growing economy of Latin America, the Panamanian economy is very stable, partly due to the use of the US Dollar.

The Dutch business community in Panama is growing as well, and is especially very active in the logistics and maritime sectors. However, these are not the only sectors represented. Dutch companies in Panama vary from ICT and engineering to agriculture.

Executive Board

Herman Hanssen



Willem Jonckheer


Curacao Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Henri Odink

General Director

KPMG Panama

Jan Willem van Bokhoven

Executive Director

Holland House Colombia

Dirk Janssen


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Panama

Jurriaan Middelhoff

Deputy head of mission

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Panama

Hans Risseeuw


IHC Merwede

Alice Córdova

Commercial Manager


Sander Janssen


Our Team

Remco de Bruijn

Executive Director

Lisanne van der Werf

Commercial Assistent