In an effort to identify and address specific issues within each functional area of financial institutions.

AML Compliance

Our mission is to advance and promote our members BSA and Compliance skills set. Facilitate discussion and support on current and developing industry Anti-Money Laundering, compliance, and regulatory concerns, expectations,
and practices.

Guillermo Horta, Chief AML Officer & Global Head at Scotiabank

Harry Cupp, VP/FCB Risk Manager at Sunwest Bank

Community Relations

Our mission is to support the needs of our community by fostering relationships with FIBA’s sponsored charities, while promoting engagement and unity of FIBA members during the fundraising activities and event preparations to bring joy and hope to the people we serve

Rosse Barrantes, Senior Vice President, Director of Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk Admin at City National Bank

Education & Training

To offer meaningful and timely educational and training programs for professionals in the financial services industry through direct programs and in cooperation with universities and colleges, as well as other educational institutions and trade associations on topics of mutual interest.

Marcos Kerbel, Adjunct Professor of Finance at Florida International University


To promote innovation among FIBA members, serving as a resource, facilitator, and thought leader to address a broad range of financial information technology-related opportunities and issues of interest to FIBA members.

Jairo Namur, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Intelligence for Action, LLC 

Legal & Regulatory Affairs

The principal mission of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee (the “Committee”) of the Florida International Bankers Association (“FIBA”) is to promote, support, and advance the legislative and regulatory objectives of FIBA.

Sergio Alvarez-Mena, Chief International Counsel at Charles Schwab


To retain, grow and diversify membership in line with changing times and the environment by demonstrating relevance and contribution to the financial industry.

Isabelle Wheeler, Director of AML Compliance at Foodman CPAs and Advisors


Promote the professional development of young professionals in the financial industry through a series of FIBA networking and educational events and related industry activities.

Yamil Haidar, VP/Financial Intelligence Officer at U.S. Century Bank

Alberto Delgado, Compliance Officer Banco Pichincha-Miami Agency

Operations & Technology

The mission of the Operations & Technology Committee is to provide a forum for members to discuss operational and technological issues of mutual concern, share best practices and experiences and identify industry needs in order to provide ongoing development and training to ensure and protect our banking industry.

Alejandro Mijares, CRISC, CISA, MSMIS Director of Cybersecurity Banks Risk Advisory Services at  Kaufman Rossin 

Trade and Working Capital Solutions Committee

Dedicated to bringing to the financial sector the “Best Practices” for risk mitigation and techniques to optimize the management of working capital and liquidity invested in supply chain processes. Today, this covers a wide range of products, programs, and solutions in the financing of Trade aimed at addressing the needs of buyers and sellers and financial institutions in the increasingly complex supply chains in which they are involved.

Shalako Wiener, SVP at LAM Trade Finance Group at Jefferies


Wealth Management

Sounding Board for all Members providing Wealth Management Services in a Bank, Broker-Dealer, a Family Office, or Insurance provider, holistically looking at the international client.

Luis Navas, Partner at Insigneo Financial Group

Women’s Leadership

To develop and promote leadership for women in the financial services industry through professional development, mentoring, and networking

Stephanie Palmer, Associate Director, Sr Business Development & Sales Manager at HSBC

Sissy Oliver CAMS, CGSS, CPAML Internal Audit & Financial Advisory at Protiviti


Jordi Torres
Executive Committee Chairperson
Banco Sabadell

Julio Rojas
Executive Committee Chair-Elect
Bradesco BAC Florida Bank

Andres Fernandez
Executive Committee Vice-Chair
Holland & Knight

Wayne Shah
Executive Committee Vice-Chair
Wells Fargo

Ivan Garces
Executive Committee Vice-Chair & Secretary
Kaufman & Rossin

Stephanie Palmer
Executive Committee Treasurer
Michele Fernandez-Daniel
Executive Committee Immediate Past Chair

Kimberly Prior
Executive Committee General Counsel
Winston & Strawn LLP

Antonio “Tony” Bejarano
Executive Committee Past Chair


Lourdes Madariaga
Banco Santander International

Erico Narchi
Banco Itau International

Alberto Capriles

Luis Pavia
City National Bank

Luis Navas

Alejandro Pereyra
JPMorgan Chase

Juan Guillermo Ramirez

Brenner Cavalcante
BB Americas

Calixto Garcia Velez

Germana Cruz
Standard Chartered

Liba Saiovici
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Daniel Gutierrez
Ocean Bank

Bor Van Der Weerden

Danielle Tarasen
Raymond James

Liliana Hernandez
Eastern National Bank

Carlos “Chaz” Martinez
Morgan Stanley

Alfonso Garcia
Banco de Bogota

Andres Arredondo
Banco de Credito del Peru

Alex Klein
Bank Leumi

Roberto Gatica
International Finance Bank


Guillermo Benites

Judy Miller

Daniela Fonseca Puggina
Baker & McKenzie

Stanley Foodman
Foodman CPAs & Advisors

Alberto de la Portilla
Integro Advisers

Carlos Perez-Abreu

Jairo Namur
Intelligence for Action LLC

Carl Fornaris
Winston & Strawn LLP


Robert Targ 
Diaz Reus

Patricia Hernandez


Tony Bejarano

David Hernandez

John Harriman