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Moves through Jan. 31

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundown of executive management, board and other personnel moves at Latin American financial institutions. News items are listed by announcement date in reverse chronological order.

Jan. 31

* FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd. said CFO Brian Lee will leave the bank to take up a new role at parent company Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Jan. 30

* Banco de Comercio SA said its board accepted the resignation of Franklin Adolfo Huaita Alfaro as a director.

* The executive president and CEO of Banco de las Microfinanzas - Bancamía SA, María Mercedes Gómez, plans to step down in April. Gómez confirmed her resignation at a board meeting Jan. 25.

* The board of Banestes SA - Banco do Estado do Espírito Santo tapped its incoming CEO, Michel Neves Sarkis, to also fill the role of chairman temporarily, after the appointment of Paulo Roberto Ferreira to that post was rejected by Brazil's central bank.

Jan. 27

* HSBC Bank (Chile)'s deputy general manager, Rodrigo Rossi Meersohn, left his position at the bank in order to take a new position at HSBC Bank Argentina SA. Andre Komander, HSBC Chile's CFO, will replace Meersohn as deputy general manager.

* Mexico's finance minister appointed new heads for three of the country's state-run banks: Francisco Nicolás González Díaz for Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior SNC Institución de Banca de Desarrollo, replacing Alejandro Díaz de León; Mario Zamora Gastelum for Financiera Nacional de Desarrollo Agropecuario Rural Forestal y Pesquero, replacing Juan Carlos Cortés García; and Virgilio Andrade Martínez for Banco del Ahorro Nacional y Servicios Financieros SNC, replacing María Fernanda Casanueva de Diego.

* Banco Interamericano de Finanzas SA tapped Juan Carlos Garcia Vizcaino to be the bank's new CEO and vice chairman, starting Feb. 7.

* Banco Falabella Perú SA elected Juan Fernando Correa Malachowski to be its new board chairman, replacing Juan Xavier Roca. Roca will remain on Banco Falabella's board as a director, as well as several other of the parent company's subsidiaries.

* Charles Carey, CME Group Inc.'s representative on BM&FBOVESPA SA – Bolsa de Valores Mercadorias e Futuros' board, resigned from that position on Jan. 20 as CME Group liquidated its position as a shareholder of the Brazilian stock exchange operator.

Jan. 26

* Fernando Ojalvo Prieto will step down from his post as vice president of corporate affairs and general secretary at Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana SA on April 30.

* BM&FBOVESPA's board appointed Roberto Augusto Belchior da Silva to serve as the company's managing director of market development for Latin America.

* Argentina-based Deutsche Bank SA said Siro Pablo Astolfi stepped down from his director position for "personal reasons." Deputy director Julieta De Ruggiero will replace him until the company's next annual general meeting.

Jan. 25

* Luis Enrique Yarur Rey, the chairman of Banco de Credito e Inversiones SA, stepped down from his post as a director of Banco de Crédito del Perú.

* Banco Ripley Perú SA named Luis Alfredo Geldres De La Rosa to be its new products and marketing director and changed the title of its business director Paul Fiedler Vásquez Mejía to business and chain director. Ripley also changed the title of treasury and financial services director Renato Alejandro Reyes Chacón to treasury, assets and liabilities director.

* Banco Fassil SA appointed Osman Willy Peña Lino as its deputy manager for microfinance banking.

* Banco Macro SA tapped Delfín Federico Ezequiel Carballo to replace Ariel Marcelo Sigal as a director on the bank's board.