People: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (BLX)

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20 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gonzalo Menendez Duque

2002 Chairman of the Board

Nicolas Ardito Barletta

Honorary Chairman

Rubens Amaral

2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Schech

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Miguel Moreno

2007 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Ulysses Marciano

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel Otero

Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Gregory Testerman

2007 Executive Vice President, Director of Treasury and Capital Markets

Julio Aguirre

Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance

Gustavo Diaz

Senior Vice President, Director of Audit

Maria da Graca Franca

Treasurer, Director

Ricardo Manuel Arango

53 Secretary

Esteban Alejandro Acerbo

2010 Director

Herminio A. Blanco

2004 Director

Mario Covo

1999 Director

Joao Carlos de Nobrega Pecego

2010 Director

Guillermo Guemez Garcia

1997 Director

William Hayes

2004 Director

Manuel Sanchez Gonzalez

2011 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gonzalo Menendez Duque

Mr. Gonzalo Menendez Duque serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA. He was reappointed to this post in 2002. He previously served as Board Member from 1990 till 1995, as Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 1997 and again as Board Member between 1997 and 2002. He also serves as Member of the Company’s Audit and Compliance, Business and Credit Policy, as well as Risk Policy and Assessment Committees. He has acted as Senior Director of the Luksic companies in Chile and as Director of the following Luksic group holding companies: Banco de Chile since 2001, Aguas de Antofagasta SA since 2004, Andsberg Investment Ltd since 2007, Andsberg Ltd since 2007, Antofagasta Group since 1997, Antofagasta PLC since 1985, Banchile Factoring SA since 2010, Holdings Quinenco since 1996, Socofin SA since 2010, Compania Sudamericana de Vapores SA and Sudamericana Agencias Aereas y Maritimas SA-SAAM since 2011. In addition, he has served as President of Inversiones Vita since 2000, a Luksic group company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Fundacion Andronico Luksic A and Fundacion Pascual Baburizza since 2005. Previously, Mr. Menendez Duque served as Director and President of several companies related to Grupo Luksic since 1985, including the following: Banco de A Edwards and related companies, Banco Santiago, Empresas Lucchetti SA, Banco O’Higgins, Banchile Corredores de Bolsa SA and Banchile Administradora General de Fondos. He is Chairman the Company’s Board since 2002, and previously he was Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 1997.

Nicolas Ardito Barletta

Rubens Amaral

Mr. Rubens V. Amaral Jr. has served as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since August 2012. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the Company, as of March 2004. Previously, he served as Board Member of the Company from 2000 until February 4, 2004. He served as General Manager and Managing Director for North America of Banco do Brasil, New York Branch, since 2000. He served in various capacities with Banco do Brasil since 1975, holding the positions of Managing Director of the International Division and Alternate Member of the board of directors in 1998, Executive General Manager of the International Division in Sao Paulo from 1998 to 2000, Deputy General Manager in the New York Branch in charge of the Trade Finance and Correspondent Banking Department from 1994 to 1998, Head of Staff of the International Division from 1993 to 1994 and Advisor, Head of Department and General Manager in the Trade Finance Area at the International Department Division–Head Office from 1989 to 1993. He also served as Representative in banking supervision for the Central Bank of Brazil from 1982 to 1988.

Christopher Schech

Mr. Christopher (Chris) Schech serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Volvo Financial Services, a part of AB Volvo Group based in Gothenburg, Sweden, covering operations in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to that, he served in various capacities in Audit, Finance, and Business Development at General Electric Company (GE), from 1996 to 2008, including an assignment as Regional Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at BAC Credomatic Network, a GE Capital Services joint venture based in Costa Rica, from 2005 to 2008. His background also includes serving in various positions in the Financial Services Audit Division at Coopers & Lybrand Deutsche Revision in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1990 to 1996.

Miguel Moreno

Mr. Miguel Moreno serves as Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA. He was appointed EVP of the Company on July 2007 and COO in 2007. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Controller of the Company from September 2001 until 2007. He was a Management Consulting Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Colombia, from 1988 to 2001, and served as Vice President of Information Technology and Operations for Banco de Credito, Bogota, Colombia, from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Moreno served as Chief Executive Officer of TM Ingenieria, Bogota, Colombia, from 1983 to 1987, and as Head of Industrial Engineering Department, Los Andes University, Colombia, from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Moreno was employed by SENA, Colombia, as Chief of the Organization and Systems Office, from 1977 to 1981, and served as Advisor to the Minister for the Finance and Public Credit Ministry of Colombia, from 1976 to 1977.

Ulysses Marciano

Daniel Otero

Gregory Testerman

Mr. Gregory D. Testerman has served as Executive Vice President, Director of Treasury and Capital Markets of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2007. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Company from January 1, 2005 to 2006. He held various positions at Banco Santander Central Hispano SA from 1986 to 2003, including General Manager, Miami Agency, from 1999 to 2003, General Manager, Tokyo Branch and Country Manager in Japan from 1995 to 1999, Vice President, Head of Financial Control, Benelux and Asia Pacific, from 1991 to 1995, Second Vice President, Special Credit Valuation Assignment, London Branch, in 1991, Second Vice President, Treasury Operations Manager, Belgium, from 1989 to 1991, and Second Vice President, Management Reporting, Belgium, from 1986 to 1989. He began his career with The Chase Manhattan Bank NA and served as Assistant Treasurer in Belgium in 1986, after completing his training at the bank´s headquarters in New York, from 1984 to 1986.

Julio Aguirre

Gustavo Diaz

Mr. Gustavo Diaz serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Audit of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chief Audit Executive for Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras covering operations in Central America, from 2000 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as Director of Internal Audit and Chief Compliance Officer for Corporacion Financiera del Valle (Corfivalle) in Colombia, from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Diaz was External Auditing Manager for KPMG Peat Marwick in Colombia and Chile, from 1985 to 1994 specializing in the financial industry. He has CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor) and CCSA (Certification in Control Self-Assessment) certifications, granted by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and AML/CA (Anti Money Laundering Certified Associate) certification granted by FIBA and Florida International University. He holds a Master’s degree in Professional Management from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Finance from Universidad ICESI.

Maria da Graca Franca

Ms. Maria da Graca Franca serves as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA. She also serves as Member of the Company’s Audit and Compliance Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee. She has served as Director of Board since 2004. Ms. Franca served as Director of Internal Control of Banco do Brasil from 2006 to 2007. She also served in various other capacities during her tenure with Banco do Brasil, starting in 1971, including Head of North America and General Manager of Banco do Brasil, New York Branch from 2004 to 2005, Executive General Manager of the International Division in Brasilia, Brazil from 2002 to 2003, Regional Manager for the operations of the Bank in South America based in Argentina in 2002, General Manager of Banco do Brasil, Paris Branch from 1999 to 2002, Deputy General Manager of Banco do Brasil, Miami Branch from 1993 to 1999, General Manager of the department responsible for Banco do Brasil’s foreign network from 1992 to 1993, Deputy General Manager for foreign exchange from 1989 to 1992, Assistant Manager within the Risk Management Area from 1988 to 1989, Assistant Manager for foreign exchange internal controls from 1984 to 1987 and employee in the Foreign Exchange Department from 1971 to 1984.

Ricardo Manuel Arango

Esteban Alejandro Acerbo

Mr. Esteban Alejandro Acerbo has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2010. He also serves as Member of the Company’s Audit and Compliance and the Nominating and Compensation Committees. Mr. Acerbo has served as Director of Banco de la Nacion Argentina and President of Nacion Leasing since 2006. He has also served as Main Advisor of the Administrative Council on behalf of the Partners and Members of Garantizar–Sociedad de Garantias Reciprocas. He is President of Nacion Reaseguros SA, Compania de Reaseguros. Mr. Acerbo is President of the following Commissions of Banco de la Nacion Argentina: Commercial and Individual Banking since 2010 and from 2006 until 2008, Risk and Collection from 2008 to 2010 and Planning and Control from 2009 until 2010. He also has served as Vice President of the International Relations and Foreign Trade Commission of Banco de la Nacion Argentina since 2008 and was Vice President of the Finance and Credit Policy Commission from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Acerbo was an Associate of the Treasury Division of the Ministry of Economy of Argentina in 2005, Advisor and Associate in accounting, taxes and finance to the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Production from 1991 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Acerbo was Principal of Estudio Acerbo y Asociados from 1989 to 2005, Member of the Development Commission of the Production Office of the Daireaux Municipality, Argentina from 2001 to 2004 and Associate in tax policy for the creation of industrial parks in different districts of the Buenos Aires Province in Argentina from 1999 to 2001.

Herminio A. Blanco

Dr. Herminio A. Blanco has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2004. He also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee, as well as Member of the Business, Risk Policy and Assessment Committees of the Company. He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soluciones Estrategicas Consultoria. He has been Chairman of IQM and Member of the Advisory Board of SSA Mexico since 2008. He has served on the Boards of Banorte and CYDSA since 2006, the United States (US) Chamber of Commerce Foundation since 2005 and Arcelor Mittal Steel US since 2004. He has been a Member of the International Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Corporation and the Trilateral Commission since 2000. He was the Secretary of Trade and Industry of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, the Undersecretary for International Trade and Negotiations from 1993 to 1994 and Mexico’s Chief Negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from 1990 to 1993. He was Member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the President of Mexico from 1985 to 1988. In addition, he was responsible for the negotiation of the Mexico-European Union and Mexico and the European Free Trade Area free trade agreements and various other free trade agreements with Latin American countries and with Israel. He was Assistant Professor of Economics at Rice University, in Houston, Texas from 1980 to 1985 and served as Senior Advisor to the Finance Minister of Mexico from 1978 to 1980.

Mario Covo

Dr. Mario Covo serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 1999. He also serves as Member of the Company’s Assets and Liabilities, Business, as well as Risk Policy and Assessment Committees. He has served as Director of Bladex Asset Management Inc. (Bladex Asset Management) since 2008. Dr. Covo is Managing Partner of Helios Advisors in New York. He was a Founding Partner of Finaccess International Inc in 2000 and of Columbus Advisors in 1995. He worked at Merrill Lynch from 1989 to 1995, where he was Head of Emerging Markets-Capital Markets. Prior to working for Merrill Lynch, he worked at Bankers Trust Company of New York from 1985 to 1989 as Vice President in the Latin American Merchant Banking Group. Prior to that, he was an International Economist for Chase Econometrics from 1984 to 1985, focusing primarily on Venezuela and Colombia.

Joao Carlos de Nobrega Pecego

Mr. Joao Carlos de Nobrega Pecego serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2010. He also serves as Member of the Company’s Assets and Liabilities, Business, as well as Risk Policy and Assessment Committees. He has served as Regional General Manager–Head of Latin America of Banco do Brasil based in Argentina since 2009. He has been employed by Banco do Brasil in various capacities since 1978, holding the positions of Executive Regional Manager of the South Region of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana) from 2006 to 2009, Executive Manager responsible for Corporate and Project Finance from 2003 to 2006, Executive Manager of the Corporate Area of Banco do Brasil in Sao Paulo from 2000 to 2003, Regional Superintendent of the Sao Paulo Unit from 1995 to 2000, General Manager of the main agencies of Banco do Brasil in Sao Paulo from 1990 to 1995, and in various other capacities from 1978 to 1990.

Guillermo Guemez Garcia

Mr. Guillermo Guemez Garcia serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 1997. He also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Assets and Liabilities Committee and Member of the Company’s Risk Policy and Assessment Committee. He is Member of the Board and Chairman of the Risk Committee of Banco Santander (Mexico) SA, Chairman of the Audit Committee of Zurich Compania de Seguros SA and Zurich Vida Compania de Seguros SA, Member of the Senior Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors of Zurich Santander Seguros Mexico S.A., the Board of Financiera Mexicana para el Desarrollo Rural S.A. de CV and the Investment Committee of Nacional Monte de Piedad IAP. He has served as Member of the Institute of International Finance Board of Director's Alumni Council, Zurich Compania de Seguros SA and Zurich Vida Compania de Seguros SA, Member of the Board and the Investment Committee of Afore Sura, the Strategy and Financial Committee of Nacional Monte de Piedad IAP, the Board of Geusa SA de CV and Fundacion UNAM since 2011, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Bussiness School of Universidad Panamericana in Gudalajara since 2008. He served as Deputy Governor of Banco de Mexico from 1995 to 2010 and a Board Member of the National Insurance Commission and Casa de Moneda de Mexico since 1995, as President of the Executive Committee of Grupo Azucarero Mexico and Vice Chairman of Grupo de Embotelladoras Unidas SA de CV from 1993 to 1994, and as Co-Chairman of the North American Committee, among others.

William Hayes

Mr. William Dick Hayes has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2004. He also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Business Committee and as Member of the Assets and Liabilities, as well as Nominating and Compensation Committees. He has served as a Director of Bladex Asset Management since 2008, as President of Whaleco Inc, and Managing Director of MacGregor Design Development LLC and since 1999, as Chairman and Charter Member of the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee of Tricon Forfaiting Fund Limited. He served as Managing Director-Emerging Markets and in various other capacities for West Merchant Bank, Chartered WestLB and Standard Chartered Merchant Bank from 1987 to 1999. Mr. Hayes served as Senior Vice President-Trading for Libra Bank Limited, New York Agency from 1986 to 1987, Principal of WD Hayes and Associates, California from 1984 to 1986, and in various capacities for Wells Fargo Bank NA San Francisco, California from 1969 to 1984.

Manuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Dr. Manuel Sanchez Gonzalez serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA since 2011. He serves as Member of the Company’s Assets and Liabilities, as well as Nominating and Compensation Committees. He has served as Deputy Governor of Banco de Mexico, Mexico’s Central Bank, since 2009 and as Director of Investment at Valanza Mexico. He joined BBVA Bancomer Financial Group in 1993 as Director of Financial Analysis and Investor Relations. From 1995 to 1997 he was Director of Planning and Finance of the Banking Services Division, and from 1997 to 2004 he served as the group’s Chief Economist. Previously, he was General Director of the Center for Economic Analysis and Research at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). He has been a Professor of Economics at ITAM among others, including Boston College and the University of Chicago. He is the author of several articles published in books and specialized journals. He was Coordinator and Editor of the book Procesos de Privatizacion en America Latina, with contributions by research centers from Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. He is also the author of Economia Mexicana para Desencantados, and has written op-ed articles for several newspapers and a column for Mexican newspaper Reforma. He has been a Consultant for several companies and international institutions. Previous posts include Chief Economist at Grupo Vitro and Senior Economist at Grupo Industrial Alfa, in Monterrey, Mexico. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics from ITAM University and a degree from Universidad de Monterrey, a Master of Science degree from the University of Missouri, as well as Master’s and Doctorate in Philosophy degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago. In 1980 he was honored with an award for his master thesis from the American Agricultural Economic Association.
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