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Olga Cantillo

Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Panama Stock Exchange, SA, Olga Cantillo has 30 years of professional experience in the financial industry, specializing in banking and securities markets, and has been in charge of investment and banking operations responsibilities in local and regional financial institutions. She's also Vice President of the Ibero-American Federation of Stock Exchanges (FIAB), Secretary of the Association of Capital Markets of the Americas (AMERCA), Director of the Association of Central Securities Deposits of the Americas (ACSDA), Independent Director of BI Bank Panamá, head of Fundación Calicanto, Founding Associate of the Directors Association of Panama, and member of Renaissance Executive Forums Panama.

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