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Board Chair

Manuel Chinea

Manuel is an Executive Vice President of Popular Inc, a leading financial institution with $52 billion in assets and operations in Puerto Rico, the United States mainland and the Caribbean. He is based in New York and serves as Chief Operating Officer of Popular Bank, Popular Inc’s $10 billion banking subsidiary in the U.S. mainland with operations in NY, NJ and FL. In that capacity, he oversees all operations and business activities for Popular Bank.


Manuel has worked at Popular for over 30 years and has held leading roles in the areas of marketing, sales, product management, consumer lending, insurance, investments, retail operations and business banking. Prior to his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Manuel served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Retail Banking Operations.


For over two decades, Manuel has been an active member and officer of several marketing, credit, treasury management and not-for-profit organizations, and he currently serves as Board Chair of the Hispanic Federation and board member of Junior Achievement of New York. Manuel received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.


For more information, contact Celina Cruz, Special Assistant to the President