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.


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 through:

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

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


Under the leadership of David Schwartz, FIBA’s President and CEO since 2012, FIBA has come to the forefront of the international banking sector in South Florida. As a former International Compliance Risk Manager, David has made compliance and risk management a central part of FIBA’s training, conferences and webinars.

• Chair: Luiz Carlos Couto, Bank of America
• Chair Elect : J. Antonio Bejarano, BICSA
• Vice-Chair: Sergio Alvarez Mena, Jones Day
• Vice-Chair: David Hernandez, BAC Florida Bank
• Vice-Chair & Secretary: Andreas Echlebracht, UBS
• Treasurer: Miri Bitton Zahori, Bank Hapoalim
• General Counsel: Bryan Wells, Shutts & Bowen