Amauri Castillo

Superintendent of Banks of Panama

Amauri Castillo holds a bachelor’s degree in law and political science from Universidad de Panamá. He is an external advisor specializing in legal, banking regulatory, and strategic matters 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 (IDB).

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

Currently, he is the Chairperson of the Financial Coordinating Council (CCF) and of the National Commission against Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, and Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CNBC). Additionally, he is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Central American Council of Superintendents of Banks, Insurance, and Other Financial Entities (CCSBSO).

His experience in the private sector includes serving as an 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 anti-money laundering and terrorism financing, banking regulation and supervision, corporate governance, financial systems, and the promotion of the International Banking Center of Panama, among other topics.

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 an alternate member of the Court of Honor of the Panama Bar Association from 2003 to 2005.

Currently, 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.