Luis Cestero Casanova received a Master’s degree in finance from Indiana University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Fairfield University.
Mr. Cestero began his career at Banco Popular de Puerto Rico in 1995, as part of the Management Trainee Program. In 1996 he joined the Strategic Planning Division as a Financial Analyst and later in 2000, after obtaining his MBA, he started working in the Retail Banking Operations Division as a Project Coordinator. He was appointed Division Manager of the Retail Banking Operations Division in 2004.
In April 2009 he was named the Senior Vice-President of Retail Banking Administration Division, in charge of the 174 branches in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; the Business Banking Division, the Retail Banking Operations Division and the Customer Contact Center.
In July 2017, he was appointed Executive Vice-President of the Retail Banking Group.
Mr. Cestero is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Non-Profit Organization, Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicios (PECES), since January 2017.
Mr. Cestero is married and has two children.