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Built on a legacy that spans more than 35 years, The Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) is a non-profit trade association and international center for financial excellence. The Miami-based, and globally connected, organization’s membership includes the largest financial institutions from Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. FIBA provides comprehensive support to the global financial services industry through education, conferences and advocacy.

FIBAS’s MISSION
“Across all borders, FIBA works to provide members and industry professionals with education and advocacy that promotes international banking, finance and commerce while facilitating best practices and industry awareness. As active participants representing the common interests of our members, we improve the financial industry by:

Unity
Creating a network that unites its members with regulators and policy makers.

Development
Enhances professional development offering a well-rounded selection of trainings, conferences and webinars

Executive Committee
Under the leadership of David Schwartz, FIBA’s President & CEO since 2012, FIBA has come to the forefront of the International Banking Sector in South Florida. Being a former International Compliance Risk Manager, David has made Compliance and Risk Management a central part of FIBA’s training, conferences & webinars. FIBA’s executive committee is chaired by Luiz Carlos Couto, Bank of America with Antonio Bejarano – Chair Elect – BICSA, Sergio Alvarez Mena – Vice-Chair – Credit Suisse, David Hernandez – Vice-Chair – BAC Florida Bank and Andreas Echlebracht – Vice-Chair & Secretary – UBS. Miri Bitton Zahari (Bank Hapoalim) is the Treasurer and Bryan Wells (Shutts & Bowen) the General Counsel.