FIBA Announces New Executive Director
MIAMI - April 11, 2012
, FIBA, a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1979 primarily to service the needs of banks and financial institutions engaged in international business, announced the appointment of David J. Schwartz as FIBA’s new Executive Director.
Schwartz will replace Pat Roth, who announced that she would be stepping down at the end of April, after 18 years of excellence and commitment to the association.
Frank D. Robleto, President of FIBA, said “We welcome David’s experience and leadership to our community and his ability to think strategically. He has a well-merited reputation throughout his extensive career which will be essential to address issues impacting international banking and needed to continue FIBA’s growth and position.
“This new position offers me the opportunity to bring fresh ideas and take FIBA to the next level“, said Schwartz, “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors in continuing their organizational vision of FIBA as a global brand of excellence and be a part of FIBA’s future growth” , he added
Schwartz brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining FIBA, David was Senior Vice President and Manager of International Compliance Risk Management at Regions Financial Corporation in Miami, a $140 Billion dollar institution. David was responsible for providing effective oversight, communication and direction to all lines of business for issues involving foreign customers and related products, services and transactions, including the development and implementation of all BSA/AML policies and procedures. David joined Regions’ predecessor bank Union Planters in 2004 as Manager of the International Wealth Management Group. David worked for Banque Sudameris for over 20 years, holding numerous International Banking Positions in Argentina, Monte Carlo and Miami.
David received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and he also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He has completed foreign studies and training in Hong Kong, and Paris, France and he is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. David is a past President of FIBA (2007-2008),
FIBA is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1979, to service the needs of banks and financial institutions engaged in international business. Its membership includes financial institutions from 18 countries, across 4 continents, including some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
FIBA has been at the forefront in education and training for international banking, including anti money laundering compliance. FIBA established the FIBA AML Institute, in partnership with Florida International University (FIU) in 2005 and offers the prestigious AMLCA certification.
As a leading trade organization focused on international banking and finance, FIBA frequently travels to Washington DC, submits comment letters and position papers, and is a respected voice in the industry. For more information, www.fiba.net