LATAM

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board brings together prominent female trailblazers in the LATAM payments and fintech industry. This talented group of women provides guidance and input to the Women in Payments LATAM Symposium program and ensures the experience includes best-in-class keynote speakers, panelists and break-out session leaders.

GRACE CHONG

PAOLA ANDREA TASTETS CEPPI DE LECCO

VP of Digital Solutions

Scotiabank Chile

PAOLA ANDREA TASTETS CEPPI DE LECCO

Paola is a seasoned banking professional with a 20-year track record in the financial industry. She holds a civil engineering degree and a Master's in Applied Finance. Paola’s expertise lays in delivering optimal customer experiences while driving strategic initiatives for long-term sustainability in the financial landscape.

GRACE CHONG

CAROLINA BUSTAMANTE

Senior Business Manager, LATAM

HSBC

CAROLINA BUSTAMANTE

With 17 years' experience at HSBC in Trade and Cash Management, Caroline is responsible for Business Management and implementing global strategy in LATAM. She also drives the people and Wellbeing agenda and enjoys cinema, reading and music in her spare time.

FERNANDA CARBONARI

FERNANDA CARBONARI

Managing Director and VP, South America

Blackhawk Network

FERNANDA CARBONARI

Fernanda Carbonari is Managing Director and VP of BHN for South America. She is focusing on driving innovation and growth to company’s existing clients and built new partnerships. Withing more than 20 years of experience in payments sector, Fernanda began her career in planning and operations for Submarino.com, Brazilian largest ecommerce, than worked in fashion and jewelry online business.

FERNANDA CARBONARI

GERMANA CRUZ

CEO & Head of Financial Institutions, LATAM

Standard Chartered

GERMANA CRUZ

Germana Cruz is currently CEO & Head of Financial Institutions, Latin America and joined Standard Chartered in August 2003 as Head of Financial Institutions in Brazil. In November 2015 Germana started managing the Financial Institutions businesses in Latin America and since January 2020 she is the CEO and Head of Financial Institutions, Latam responsible for Standard Chartered’ s franchises in Argentina,Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

ANNALI DUARTE

ANNALI DUARTE

Head of Global Transaction Services LATAM

Bank of America

ANNALI DUARTE

Annali Duarte is managing director and head of Global Payments Solutions (GPS) for Latin America at Bank of America. In this role, Annali is responsible for creating and executing the regional strategy for a suite of transaction banking solutions including payments, receivables, liquidity, and trade and supply chain finance to large corporates and financial institutions operating in Latin America.Working closely with the technology and operations teams, Annali oversees the end-to-end delivery of GPS solutions to clients in Latin America.

BETTINA G. GARCIA

BETTINA G. GARCIA

Head of Payments Sales

J.P. Morgan

BETTINA G. GARCIA

Bettina has served in various capacities since joining JPMorgan in 2008. She initially was responsible for ADRs Business coverage for Argentina, Peru, & Chile. In 2009 she added Escrow Services as one of her new responsibilities. In 2010 she became Executive Director for Treasury Services being responsible for coverage in Argentina, Uruguay & Peru.

THAIS GARCEZ LIMA DE MENDONCA

THAIS GARCEZ LIMA DE MENDONCA

Head of Regulatory for Latin America

Stripe

THAIS GARCEZ LIMA DE MENDONCA

Thais was an associate of Pinheiro Neto Advogados for 15 years and also worked as foreign associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. Currently Thais is Head of Regulatory for Latin America at Stripe. She holds an LL.B. from University of Sao Paulo, an LL.M (Master of Laws) from Insper, and one from Columbia University in New York.

THAIS GARCEZ LIMA DE MENDONCA

SORAYA OLIVIERA

LATAM Finance Executive Director

Worldpay

SORAYA OLIVIERA

Throughout my career I have been a trusted asset of U.S. and EU companies expanding into LATAM as a senior regional finance executive. Customizing process to regional needs while adhering to headquarters standards, I’ve become a key partner driving revenue growth, profitability, and regulatory compliance.

ANDREA PARRA

ANDREA PARRA

Merchant Acquisition & Partner Management

American Express Global Merchant Services

ANDREA PARRA

Andrea is the Director of Client Management and Product Development for American Express Global Merchant Services in Mexico. She is responsible for developing a multi-industry portfolio of large merchants, product strategy and commercialization to maximize revenues and drive incremental volume to deliver strong financial results.

ANDREA PARRA

ANA PAULA KAGUEYAMA

Senior Director, Global Customer Services & Site Leader

PayPal

ANA PAULA KAGUEYAMA

Ana Paula Kagueyama began her career at PayPal in September 2010 in the Operations department. She currently leads global teams located in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Ana holds a degree in Accounting Sciences and a postgraduate degree in Marketing from FAAP in São Paulo. She also has a Professional Coach certification from Kingstown College and an EQI Emotional Intelligence certification from MSH International.

CLAUDIA REYES

CLAUDIA REYES

General Manager Peru, Regional Country Director Colombia, Ecuador & Bolivia

Western Union Global Money Transfer

CLAUDIA REYES

As General Manager Peru and Regional Country Director Colombia, Ecuador & Bolivia for Western Union Global Money Transfer, Claudia Reyes is responsible for all consumer operations, products and services, including money transfer, bill payment and foreign exchange. She is also responsible for accelerating Western Union’s omni-channel expansion in the region, bridging both the physical and the digital worlds of money.
KIKI DEL VALLE

KIKI DEL VALLE

Executive VP Market Development, LAC

Mastercard

KIKI DEL VALLE

Kiki is Executive Vice President of Market Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at Mastercard. In her role, she oversees the region’s operations and customer-facing activities including market transformation strategy, business development, and relationship management with fintechs, merchants, digital partners, and payment service providers.

ROCÍO VELARDE

ROCÍO VELARDE

CCO and BCMA Head Citibank, N.A. Sucursal Ecuador

Citi

ROCÍO VELARDE

Rocío serves as Citi Country Officer and Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory Head for Citibank in Ecuador. She joined Citi in 1999, as Quality and Innovation Specialist for Citibank del Perú S.A.

Due to her work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, she was recognized by the Women Economic Forum with the award of “Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All” for the year 2021.

FEDRA WARE

FEDRA WARE

Regional Senior Relationship Manager, Global Key Clients, Latin America & Caribbean

Swift

FEDRA WARE

Fedra is Regional Senior Relationship Manager, Global Key Clients in Latin America & The Caribbean at Swift, with a focus on digital transformation of cross-border payments. As a trusted advisor and innovation partner, she drives strategic activities which require a deep understanding of regional and global industry trends, as well as technology drivers.