FIBA IS COMPOSED OF ELEVEN COMMITTEES

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

Innovation

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.

Marina Olman, Greenberg Taurig

Membership

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

NextGen

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.

Shaun Moraga, Bradesco

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

Heidy Duarte, Kaufman Rossin

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

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2023-2024

Julio Rojas
Chair
Bradesco

Ivan Garces
Chair-Elect
Kaufman & Rossin

Daniel Gutierrez
Vice-Chair
Ocean Bank

Luis Navas
Vice-Chair
Insigneo Securities, LLC

Andres Fernandez
Vice-Chair
Holland & Knight

Alejandra “Ali” Ruiz De Somocurcio
Treasurer
PAAST

Jordi Torras
Immediate Past Chair
Banco Sabadell

Juan Azel
General Counsel
Winston & Strawn

DIRECTORS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 2023-2024

Michele Fernandez
Bci Miami Branch

Teresa Foxx
Bci Miami Branch

Fernando Capablanca
City National Bank

Stephanie Palmer
BankUnited

Juan Guillermo Ramirez
Citibank

Germana Cruz
Standard Chartered

Roberto Gatica
International Finance Bank

Alejandro Pereyra
JP Morgan Chase

Wayne Shah
Wells Fargo

Luis Pavia
City National

Danielle Tarasen
Raymond James

Carlos “Chaz” Martinez
Morgan Stanley

Harry Cupp
Sunwest Bank

Guillermo Horta
Scotiabank

Pablo Vallejo
Banco Pichincha Agency

Andres Roshardt
Davivienda Agency

Monica Garcia
ABANCA

 

HONORARY MEMBERS 2023-2024

HONORARY MEMBERS 2023-2024

PAST CHAIRS

Michele Fernandez

Teresa Foxx

Fernando Capablanca