FIBA launched a monthly initiative to recognize members who have made meaningful contributions to advancing FIBA’s mission to the benefit of all of our members.
The October FIBA Member of the Month is Isabelle Wheeler, chair of FIBA’s Membership committee! As chair, Isabelle led the effort to revamp and diversify FIBA’s membership and develop an improved value proposition. Congratulations Isabelle, thank you for your time and your dedication to FIBA.
Isabelle Wheeler, a widely recognized leader in international banking, has a career spanning more than 30 years that includes institutions such as Citibank, Banco Santander, Credit Agricole, and BNP Paribas. During that time, she has worked with clients from virtually every country in Central and South America and has been involved in every aspect of wealth management, including relationship management, investment advisory, front-line supervision, and BSA/AML compliance in customer on-boarding and transaction monitoring. She was principal liaison with internal audit and regulators with respect to securities trading and client transactions and was responsible for developing risk assessments for wealth management activities. In 2014 she launched a consulting practice focused on regulatory compliance, and currently is Managing Director of Foodman CPAs and Advisors, a leading provider of FATCA, BSA/AML, and OFAC training and risk management solutions to financial institutions throughout the region.
Ms. Wheeler received a BA with Distinction from the University of Virginia, with a major concentration in Latin American Studies. She received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, the FIBA/FIU AMLCA certification and has held FINRA licenses 4, 7, and 24. She has been an active Member of FIBA’s Board of Directors for many years. She developed FIBA’s OFAC Course, the AMLCA for Law Enforcement, and is one of FIBA’s instructors for the AMLCA Certification. She is a Past President and Board Member of CFA Miami. She has been a panelist and speaker at industry conferences sponsored by FIBA and other well-known organizations.