Rubens V. Amaral Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

Miguel Moreno
Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

Ulysses Marciano
Executive Vice President - Chief Commercial Officer

Christopher Schech
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

Alejandro Tizzoni
Executive Vice President - Chief Risk Officer

Gustavo Díaz
Executive Vice President - Chief Audit Officer

Rubens V. Amaral Jr.

Rubens V. Amaral Jr. has served as a Director of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since August 2012. Prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Amaral was Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Bank, and the alternate to the Chief Executive Officer since April 2004. He previously served as General Manager and Managing Director for North America at Banco do Brasil, New York Branch, and a Director of the Board of Bladex from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Amaral served in various capacities with Banco do Brasil since 1975, holding the positions of Managing Director of the International Division and alternate member of the board of directors in 1998, among others. Mr. Amaral also served as a representative in banking supervision for the Central Bank of Brazil from 1982 to 1988, and in various roles at institutions in the banking industry, including Honorary President of the Global Network of Exim Banks and Development Finance Institutions (G-Nexid), Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Bankers - IIB, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Latin America Studies at the George Washington University, a member of the International Advisory Council at the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - BAFT, and a Director of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, in New York.

Mr. Amaral is a graduate in Economics, and holds a special certification from the Association of Alumni of the Brazilian Superior School of War in Political and Economic Affairs. Mr. Amaral’s extensive knowledge of Bladex in different capacities, his expertise in the financial services industry, as well as his managerial experience and strong leadership skills qualify him to serve on the Board.

Miguel Moreno

Miguel Moreno has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Bank since July 2007. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Controller of the Bank from 2001 to 2007. He was a Management Consulting Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Bogotá, Colombia, from 1988 to 2001, and served as Vice President of Information Technology and Operations for Banco de Crédito, Bogotá, Colombia, from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Moreno served as Chief Executive Officer of TM Ingeniería, Bogotá, Colombia, from 1983 to 1987, and as Head of Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Moreno was employed by SENA, Colombia, as Chief of the Organization and Systems Office, from 1977 to 1981, and served as Advisor to the Minister for the Finance and Public Credit Ministry of Colombia, from 1976 to 1977. Mr. Moreno holds a B.S. degree and a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, both from Universidad de Los Andes, in Colombia.

Ulysses Marciano Jr.

Ulysses Marciano Jr. has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Bank since May 2012. Mr. Marciano previously served as Director of Corporate Banking & Governments of the Bank from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his reincorporation to Bladex, he was Executive Director of Corporate Banking of BBVA Representative Office, São Paulo, Brazil. He has served in various capacities with Banco Santander Brasil S/A since 2003, holding the positions of Senior Banker – Corporate & Investment Banking from 2006 to 2008, Senior Relationship Manager – Corporate & Investment Banking Group from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Marciano has an MBA degree from Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais - IBMEC, a Post Graduate in Business Administration from Escola de Administração de Empresas da Fundação Getulio Vargas - FGV, and a B.S. degree in Economics from Oswaldo Cruz – São Paulo.

Christopher Schech

Christopher Schech has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Bank since 2012, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from 2009 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Schech served as Chief Financial Officer in the Region International division at Volvo Financial Services, part of AB Volvo Group based in Gothenburg, Sweden, covering operations in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to that, Mr. Schech served in various capacities in Audit, Finance, and Business Development at General Electric Company (GE), from 1996 to 2008. Mr. Schech’s background also includes serving in various positions in the Financial Services Audit Division at Coopers & Lybrand Deutsche Revision in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Schech is a certified Public Tax Advisor, and holds a M.S. degree in Economic Studies from the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Alejandro Tizzoni

Alejandro Tizzoni has served as Executive Vice President – Chief Risk Officer since April 2016.  He previously served as Senior Vice President of Risk Management, and also held other positions within Bladex's Risk Department over the past ten years.  Mr. Tizzoni previously served for nine years in different roles in the credit risk area in banking and the international private sector in Argentina. 

Mr. Tizzoni holds a Master's Degree in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business, an MBA from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Certified Public Accountant, both from the University of Buenos Aires.

Gustavo Díaz

Gustavo Díaz has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Officer of the Bank since February  2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Controller of the Bank from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as Chief Audit Executive for Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) in Honduras covering operations in Central America, from 2000 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as Director of Internal Audit and Chief Compliance Officer for Corporación Financiera del Valle (Corfivalle) in Colombia, from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Díaz served in various capacities with KPMG Colombia and KPMG Chile, from 1985 to 1994 specializing in the financial industry. Mr. Díaz has an MBA and a M.S. degree in Professional Management, both from the University of Miami, a Postgraduate in Finance with a specialization in International Business from Universidad ICESI, Colombia, and B.S. degree in Accounting from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia. Mr. Díaz has CIA, CFSA, and CCSA certifications, granted by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and AML/CA certification granted by Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) and Florida International University (FIU).