People: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA (BLX)
22 Sep 2017
Arango, Ricardo Manuel
Mr. Ricardo Manuel Arango serves as Director of the Company since 2016. Mr. Arango is a senior partner of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama. Since 2004, Mr. Arango has held several management and leadership positions in the firm, contributing to shape the organization into a leading Latin-American law firm, with offices in eight countries. Mr. Arango has served as a member of the board of directors of the Panama Canal Authority since 2016, as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Banco General since 2012, and as a member of the board of directors of MHC Holdings since 2002. Mr. Arango served as a member of the board of directors of Corporación La Prensa from 2002 to 2016 and as Chairman of its Editorial Committee from 2011 to 2016. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Panama Stock Exchange from 1999 to 2016 and as its Chairman from 2007 to 2011. He also served as Secretary of the Bank from 2002 to 2016. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Arango served as a member of the managing partners committee of Lex Mundi, the largest network of independent law firms in the world. Mr. Arango is a member of the Latin American Business Council. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Arango was an associate with Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega in Panama, becoming a partner in 1995. Mr. Arango’s practice focuses on banking, capital markets, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. He has acted as lead counsel in some of the most complex and largest financial transactions and acquisitions in Panama and Central America. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Arango headed the Presidential Commission that drafted Panama’s current securities act. Mr. Arango holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Panama, a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School. He was a Fulbright Scholar from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Arango is admitted to practice law in New York and Panama.
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