Miguel Heras Castro
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Heras, who has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015, was elected Chairman in 2019. Mr. Heras is the Founder and Managing Partner of MKH Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Florida, U.S.A. Since 1999, he has served as Managing Director and as a Board director of Inversiones Bahia, Ltd. in Panama, the largest investment group in Central America and which focuses on the financial, infrastructure, energy, real estate, and communications markets.
Mr. Heras currently serves on the boards of Tigo Panamá, Avelo Airlines, Copa Colombia, Televisora Nacional and Bahía Motors. He is also a member of the Executive Board for Latin America of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is Vice President of the Board of the Panama Food Bank Foundation. Mr. Heras obtained extensive knowledge and experience in the banking industry while serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Asset-Liability Committee of Banco Continental de Panamá for more than 5 years. Mr. Heras structured the acquisition of several companies and banking institutions during his career, and in 2007 led negotiations to merge the banking businesses of Banco Continental de Panamá and Banco General, which transformed Banco General into one of the largest banks in Central America. In addition, Mr. Heras has been a member of the Board of Directors of Amnet Telecommunications Holdings, Cable and Wireless (Panama) Inc. and the Panamanian Stock Exchange. Mr. Heras was also Minister of the Treasury of the Republic of Panama and President of the Council on Foreign Trade from 1996 to 1998. He served as Vice Minister of the Treasury from 1994 to 1996.
Mr. Heras holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ana Graciela de Méndez