Carlos Vázquez was appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2013. Vázquez joined Popular, Inc. as Executive Vice President in 1997 to establish and lead the Risk Management Group, which included the Credit Risk Management, Audit, Corporate Compliance, Operational Risk Management and Risk Management MIS Divisions. He also headed Popular’s Consumer Lending Group for Puerto Rico.
Vázquez holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an economics minor from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, graduating on the Dean's List and as a member and officer of Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business.
In June 2012, he was appointed to Operation HOPE’s National Board of Directors. Operation Hope is a leading nonprofit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization with a mission to eradicate poverty in the U.S.