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Board of Directors


La Junta Directiva de Latinex está compuesta por once (11) Directores, en donde mínimo dos (2) son Directores Independientes según lo establece el Pacto Social y los Estatutos de la sociedad, y mínimo cuatro (4) son mujeres, cumpliendo así con el porcentaje de participación de mujeres que requiere la Ley 56 de 11 de julio de 2017 (mínimo 30%).

Los Directores son escogidos por la Junta General de Accionistas que se realiza anualmente. La elección de los Directores se realiza por periodos escalonados, de manera que siempre exista continuidad en la gestión directiva.

Los Dignatarios de la sociedad (Presidente, Vicepresidente, Secretario y Tesorero) son escogidos anualmente por la propia Junta Directiva.


The Board of Directors is constituted as follows:


Name Role Period Text
Arturo Gerbaud de la Guardia Independent Director / President 2023-2025 Graduated in Law and Political Science from the Universidad Santa María la Antigua and has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, United States. He has more than 30 years of experience in legal practice, mainly in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. From 1990 to date he has worked at the firm Alemán, Cordero, Galindo & Lee, of which he has been a partner since 1992. He is a member of the Panama Bar Association and from 2003 to 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Superintendency of Banks of Panama. Panama.
Roberto Brenes Director/Vice President 2023-2025 He has a Master's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Operations Research from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Administration and Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has more than 45 years of experience, mainly in the banking and stock market area. He is currently the Director of Canal Bank and President of Canal Securities. From 2003 to October 2015 he held the Executive Vice Presidency and General Management of the Panama Stock Exchange, SA and from 1999 to 2003 he was Commissioner of the National Securities Commission of Panama (today Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama). He was General Manager of Canal Bank from 2016 to 2019.
Mónica García de Paredes de Chapman Director / Secretary 2023-2025 Graduated in Business Administration from The George Washington University Business School in 1989. She obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from INCAE, finishing in March 2005. She began her career in Banking in 1990 as a Marketing Executive at Banco General. In 1991 she was hired by Banco Continental de Panama as a Private Banking Officer, eventually occupying the Private Banking Management and then the Vice Presidency of the Private Banking and Investments Division. Ms. Chapman began working at Global Bank in November 2005 as Vice President of Private Banking and Investments, a position she held until June 30, 2019. Founder and president of the Psoriasis Foundation of Panama. He currently sits on the Boards of Directors of GB Group, Global Bank Corp., Progreso, SA, Aseguradora Global, and Global Valores, SA, among others. She is a member and president of the Board of Directors of the Directors Association of Panama. She was president of the Chamber of Issuers of Panama from 2008 to 2010.
Carlos Antonio Mendoza V. Director/Treasurer 2024 - 2026 He completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University, earning a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector and the stock market. He is currently a consultant for ASSA Compañía de Seguros for the development of new businesses, including mergers and acquisitions. For 16 years, as part of the Inversiones Bahía team, he actively participated as an investment banker in private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions in the banking, insurance, telecommunications, media, air transportation, retail, distribution, and energy sectors. Previously, he worked at Banco Continental de Panama and Wall Street Securities. In the latter, he led the development, registration, and listing of the first mutual fund that invested in shares of Panamanian companies and two other funds. He began his professional career at Chase Manhattan Bank.
Christine Ariane Müller S. Director 2024-2026 She has a double bachelor's degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's in Business Administration from IESE Business School. He has more than 15 years working in the areas of estate planning, finance, risk management, and corporate governance. She is the Founder and General Manager of Atlas Solutions, a company that provides corporate, legal, and financial services for people and institutions. Previously, Ms. Müller worked in the areas of wealth management at Merrill Lynch, UBS, and in the treasury of Banco General, SA. She is a Director of Banco Delta, SA, where she participates in various Committees and chairs the Human Resources Committee. She is an active member of the Panama Directors Association and provides advice to family businesses.
José Antonio Montero M. Independent Director 2024-2026 He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has more than 27 years of experience working in the financial area of ​​the aviation sector. Mr. Montero has been the Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Copa Holdings, SA since March 2013. He began his career with Copa Airlines in 1993 and has held various technical, supervisory, and administrative positions within the Company, such as Operations Manager of Flight, Director of the Operations Control Center (SOCC, for its acronym in English: System Operations Control Center) and between 2004 and 2013, Director of Strategic Planning.
Gary Chong-Hon Cabada Director 2024-2026 He holds a Master of Business Administration (Corporate Finance and Strategy) from Georgetown University (The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance and International Business) from Villanova University. He has more than 19 years of experience working in the areas of investment banking, consulting, financial and securities markets. Since 2002 to date, he has held the position of Vice President of Investment Banking at Banco General, SA. Previously, Mr. Chong Hon worked at KPMG Consulting, Inc. (Miami, FL) as a Financial Services Consultant for the Real Estate sector. Estates and Hospitality. He is currently treasurer of the Pro-Enfermos Contra el Cancer Foundation (Fundacáncer) and the Dona Vida Foundation.
Ana Graciela de Méndez Director 2023-2025 She has more than thirty-two years of experience in the banking sector, in an entity listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), having participated in the management of the initial public offering and, since then, building the highest ethical and corporate governance standards for the organization. As Executive Vice President of Finance (CFO) since 2017, she remains one of the Senior Executives before regulators, responsible for compliance with the Code of Ethics and ensuring a robust internal control system over financial reporting under the standards of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. (SEC), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). A financial expert with extensive interaction with stakeholders with global experiences, such as regulators, fixed and variable income investors, correspondents, analysts, and rating agencies, among others. Demonstrated communication skills with the Board of Directors and as a member of the Steering Committee
Manuel Alemán Márquez Director 2023-2025 He has approximately twenty (20) years of working in the areas of treasury, corporate finance, underwriting, investment banking, and brokerage. From 2005 to date, he has worked as Asset and Wealth Management at Banco General.
Jorge Vallarino Ferrer Director 2023-2025 He has a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Logistics from Florida International University, a Securities Broker License, and a Senior Executive License granted by the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama. He has been a partner at the Morgan & Morgan firm since 2015 and has more than 26 years of experience in different branches of the securities market and the banking industry. He began his career with MMG Bank, looking at balance sheet operations and the trading desk. He currently serves as VP of Treasury & Finance at MMG Bank, where he also supervises the management of the MMG family of funds and the group's operational infrastructure. He has a Securities Broker and Principal Executive license issued by the Securities Market Superintendence.
Maria del Carmen de Diego Director 2024-2026 She has approximately more than twenty-five (25) years working in the areas of portfolio management and supervision of operational issues of financial products offered to clients. He studied at the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT), obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Banking and Finance and a Master's Degree in Maritime Administration. He maintains a Stock Broker and Securities Analyst License granted by the Superintendence of the Stock Market and several certifications/courses related to KYC, FATCA, CRS. Since 2013, she has been VP of Private Banking at Prival Bank. Previously, she held the position of Financial Advisor – Private Banking at HSBC Bank Panama, Branch Manager at Primer Banco del Istmo, and Branch Manager at Primer Banco de Ahorros.

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Committees

Latinex maintains the following permanent Committees:

  • Audit committee:

    The main function is to ensure the proper functioning of the internal control system and the integrity of the financial information of the Latin American Stock Exchange, SA. It will be made up of at least three (3) directors of the Latin American Stock Exchange, SA and by individuals who are not part of the Board of Directors but who have the necessary experience and/or knowledge to fulfill the functions and responsibilities. All members have the right to speak and vote. The General Manager and the Internal Auditor of the economic group, as well as advisors or any other guest determined by the Committee, will be invited to participate, with the right to speak.

    Currently its members are:

    • Roberto Brenes (President)
    • Jorge Rafel Cano Quiroz (External Member)
    • Ana Graciela de Méndez
    • Jose Montero
  • Risk committee:

    Its main function is to identify, establish and implement criteria to minimize the risks inherent to the operations carried out by the Latin American Stock Exchange, SA, based on best practices and international standards. It will be made up of at least three (3) directors of the Latin American Stock Exchange, SA and by people who are not part of the Board of Directors but who have the experience and/or knowledge necessary to fulfill the functions and responsibilities. All members have the right to speak and vote. The General Manager, Internal Control Officer of the economic group and Compliance Officer, as well as advisors or any other guest determined by the Committee, will be invited to participate, with the right to speak.

    Currently its members are:

    • Gary Chong-Hon (Presidente Ad-Hoc)
    • Roberto Brenes
    • Manuel Alemán
    • Arturo E. Carvajal (Miembro Externo)
  • Ethics and Compliance Committee:

    Its main function is to plan, coordinate and ensure compliance with current legislation on the Prevention of Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism and Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as ensuring that Members and Issuers of securities comply with all internal company rules. It will be made up of at least three (3) directors of the Latin American Stock Exchange, SA and by people who are not part of the Board of Directors but who have the experience and/or knowledge necessary to fulfill the functions and responsibilities. All members have the right to speak and vote. The General Manager, Compliance Officer and Internal Auditor of the economic group, as well as advisors or any other guest determined by the Committee, will be invited to participate, with the right to speak.

    Currently its members are:

    • Rafael Moscarella (President and External Member)
    • Arturo Gerbaud
    • Christine Müller
    • Jose Montero
  • Technology Committee:

    Its main function is to promote the technological development necessary for the management of the company's business. It will be made up of at least two (2) directors of the Latin American Stock Exchange, SA, who holds the Executive Vice President of Latinex Holdings, Inc., the Systems Project Manager and Systems Security Officer of the operating companies of the economic group. and an advisor or specialist in the matter. Other managers of the operating companies and other specialist advisors that the members of the Committee consider necessary to hire and/or invite may be invited to participate in this Committee, all with the right to speak, but without vote.

    Currently its members are:

    • Gary Chong-Hon (President)
    • Monica Chapman
    • Christine Müller
    • Alejandro Carbonell (External Member)
    • Manuel Alemán Márquez

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Management team