Chairman, Banco GNB Sudameris SA
Jaime Gilinski is an established investor with extensive holdings, primarily in banking and real estate, in Latin America and Spain. He controls a network of banks in Colombia, Panama, Peru, and Paraguay and is the largest shareholder in Banco de Sabadell, the fourth-largest banking group in Spain. In partnership with London & Regional Properties, Gilinski is developing Panama Pacifico, a business and residential development in Panama City, Panama. Gilinski also is a philanthropist, supporting various nonprofit organizations. He is very active in the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, a hospital in Bogotá, which is recognized as Colombia’s most technologically advanced institution. Through the Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Endowment, Gilinski supports the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and has established the Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Fellowship at Harvard Business School. This fellowship is awarded to deserving MBA students from Colombia and Panama, as well as to students from other Latin American countries, including, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. He is the chair of capital projects for the Chabad House at Harvard University, a Jewish student organization that provides educational, social, and recreational programming for students and faculty. With a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard University, Gilinski spent a year as an associate at Morgan Stanley & Company in investment banking and the next nine years planning and implementing business strategies for consumer-product and snack-food businesses in South America, in conjunction with several major multinational U.S. companies.