Javier D. Ferrer-Fernández , Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Head of Business Strategy & Corporate Secretary Popular, Inc.
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Mr. Ferrer, effective January 1, 2022, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Strategy of Popular. He has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Popular since October 2014 and a Director of BPPR since March 2015. From October 2014 until December 2021, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Popular. In January 2019, he assumed oversight of the Corporation’s strategic planning function and in September 2019 became a member of the Trust Committee of the Board of Directors of BPPR.

Prior to joining Popular, Mr. Ferrer was a Partner at Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC, a San Juan, Puerto Rico based law firm, were he worked from September 1992 to December 2012 and from August 2013 to September 2014. From January 2013 to July 2013, Mr. Ferrer served as President of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico and Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors as well as Chairman of the Economic Development Bank for Puerto Rico.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Ferrer-Fernández graduated from Harvard University in 1983; Boston College Law School in 1986; and is admitted to the Bar in Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Distinguished by Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He acted as Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in Securities Regulation at the University of Puerto Rico Law from 1992-1996.