Superintendent

Amauri Castillo

AMAURI A. CASTILLO
Superintendent of Banks

Amauri Castillo holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad de Panamá. He is an external advisor specialized in legal, banking regulatory, and strategic maters with over 20 years of experience in the financial sector.


In the public sector, Mr. Castillo has served as a Technical Advisor for the program to improve transparency and integrity of the Panamanian financial system, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).


He was Secretary General of the Superintendency of Banks, Advisor to the Superintendent of Banks for the promotion of Panama as an International Banking Center, for the defense of international financial services. He was also Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Superintendency of the Securities Market for institutional strengthening, among others.


Currently, he is the Chairman of the Financial Coordination Council (CCF) and of the Special Compensation Interest Fund (FECI) Commission. He is also a member of the National Commission against Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CNBC). Additionally, he is the representative of the Superintendency of Banks before the following international organizations that promote regulation and supervision: the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA), the Central American Council of Superintendents of Banks, Insurance and Other Financial Entities (CCSBSO), the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA), the International Network on Financial Education (OECD/INFE), and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group for the Americas.


His experience in the private sector includes serving as Independent Director on several boards of directors of domestic and international banks, trust companies and brokerage houses. He was also an Independent Director for APC Intelidat, S.A.


Mr. Castillo has participated as a speaker in many national and international congresses and seminars on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism, banking regulation and supervision, corporate governance, financial systems, and the promotion of the International Banking Center of Panama, among others.


He has also represented the Republic of Panama in many international and regional fora related to the financial sector, including two plenary meetings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and two of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).


He is the founding partner of Amauri Castillo & Co., a law and advisory firm.


Mr. Castillo’s professional associations include membership in the Panama Bar Association. He served as alternate member of the Court of Honor of the Panama Bar Association from 2003 to 2005.


At present, he is a member of the Asociación Panameña de Ejecutivos de Empresa (APEDE – Panamanian Association of Business Executives) and the Institute of Corporate Governance – Panama Chapter.