Board of directors
Gerardo Garcia – President
Gerardo Garcia has over 20 years experience in insurance and reinsurance. Prior to joining Barents Re, he was an advisor to insurance companies and reinsurance brokerage firms throughout Latin America. He has an actuarial background.
Roberto Alfaro – Director
Roberto Alfaro’s career encompasses finance, politics and diplomacy. Previously, he was President of Union Group and Compañia de Seguros. Mr. Alfaro has also served as Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Ambassador to the United Nations, Italy and the Vatican. Currently, he is associated with Interglobal Consulting.
Robert Koffler – Director
Mr. Koffler has 30 years of experience in global capital markets, and since 1999 has been the Chairman and Chief Executive of BiscayneAmericas Advisers LLC in Miami, Florida. Prior to joining BiscayneAmericas, he was the President and Director of Americas Trust Bank, Director and Executive Vice President Mr. of Vestrust Securities Inc.
Dirk Bormann – Director
Dirk Bormann has wide experience in the construction sector and has served on the board of directors of Philipp Holzmann AG, Hochtief AG and Wayss & Freytag. He is Chief Executive Officer of the German Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade.
Roberto Brenes – Secretary
With more than 30 years of experience in the financial market, Mr. Brenes has an extended career in the capital market in Panama, combining business and regulatory experience. He was the first President of the National Securities Comission, President of the Panama National Bank and Founder of the Panama Stock Exchange.
Ricardo Cazorla – Treasurer
Ricardo Cazorla is a banker. Previously, he was Vice President at the Chase Manhattan Bank NA in Panama.
Juan Manuel Urquijo Marquis Of Urquijo & Loriana – Director
Juan Manuel Urquijo is an international businessman and company director. He served on the boards of Urquijo Leasing S.A. and Banvivienda Bank for many years. He was also a director of Mundial Insurance Group in Central America for 20 years, until it was sold to Mapfre Central America.