Board of Directors
Dionisio Romero Paoletti is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credicorp and Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP) since 2009. Also, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Credicorp from 2009 until March 31st 2018. Mr. Romero currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Credicorp. Mr. Romero has served as a board member of BCP since 2003 and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2008 and Chairman in 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board of other Credicorp’s subsidiaries such as Banco de Credito de Bolivia, Pacifico Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., Credicorp Capital Ltd., and Grupo Credito S.A. Mr. Romero is Chairman of the Board of Alicorp S.A.A., (consumer products). Furthermore, he is member of the Board in other companies in different industries such as Ransa Comercial S.A. (Logistics), Trabajos Maritimos S.A.(port infrastructure), Palmas del Espino S.A. (palm oil) , Primax S.A. (energy), Agricola del Chira S.A. (sugar and ethanol), Inversiones Centenario S.A.A. (Real Estate), Hochschild Mining Inc. and, Sierra Metals Inc.(mining and exploration), among others. Mr. Romero P. has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Brown University, USA and an MBA from Stanford University, USA.
Mr. Morales has been the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2009 and 2008, at Credicorp Ltd. and BCP, respectively, as well as of Pacifico Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros. He joined BCP in 1980 and held different executive management positions, including Executive VP for Wholesale Banking and Credit and Risk Management. He became CEO of BCP in 1990 until 2008, when he retired. Mr. Morales was also Chairman of the Board and CEO of Atlantic Security Bank (subsidiary of Credicorp). He led the IPO for the listing of Credicorp’s shares on the NYSE in October 1995.
In addition to his vast knowledge of Credicorp, Mr. Morales brings his experience since 2008 as Director of companies in different industries, including food, cement, insurance and pension funds. He also has experience in a range of organizations, including the Association of Banks of Peru (ASBANC) and Association of AFPs, and was Vice-Chairman of the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions in Peru (CONFIEP).
Prior to joining Credicorp, Mr. Morales worked for 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank in its offices in San Francisco, Miami (USA), Sao Paulo in Brazil, Caracas (Venezuela), and Buenos Aires (Argentina). His last position at this organization was as Regional VP.
Mr. Morales has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Administration from the Universidad del Pacifico (Peru) and holds an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania (USA).
Mr. Fort has been a Director of Credicorp Ltd. since 1999, and of BCP since 1979, with the exception of the years 1988 and 1989.
Mr. Fort is an attorney at law. A graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, he is a senior partner at Estudio Fort, Bertorini, Godoy & Pollari, which specializes in business advisory services. In the past he has given advice to firms with international presence such as Pepsico, Inc., International Finance Corporation (IFC), Alcatel, International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT), Sheraton Hotels, Volvo Corp., Sandvik, Procter & Gamble, Crown Cork, Chrysler Corp., etc.
He has been a member of the board of numerous private companies in Peru. He currently acts as Vice Chairman of the Board at ENEL Distribucion Peru S.A.A., a subsidiary of ENEL, Italy. He is also a board member of several other institutions.
Mr. Fort’s contribution to Credicorp and BCP is focused primarily on legal matters.
Mr. Verme is a private investor and entrepreneur. He has served on the Board of Directors of BCP since March 1990. Mr. Verme is Chairman of Inversiones Centenario, and a member of the Board of directors of other Peruvian companies in different sectors such as education, health and construction. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), and Trustee of Tate Americas Foundation from United Kingdom, as well as, Vice President of the Museo Reina Sofia Foundation from Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Cigueñas has served as a Director of Credicorp Ltd, Banco de Credito del Peru – BCP and Mibanco from January 2014 to date, January 2005 to date and 2014 to date, respectively. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Cigüeñas served as Chief Financial Officer at BCP and Credicorp. Previously, he was Peru’s Vice Minister of Economy and Finance from 1979 to 1981, and was also an executive at the Peruvian Central Bank- BCRP from 1966 to 1971. Mr. Cigüeñas was also CEO of Banco Continental (today BBVA Continental); Banco de la Nacion (State-owned banck); and Banco Exterior de los Andes y de España (Regional Office in Peru). Mr. Cigüeñas brings to the Board of Directors his deep knowledge of financial matters and macroeconomic policy as well as his extensive experience in Credicorp’s businesses.
Mr. Cigüeñas is an Economist from the Universidad Catolica del Peru and has a Master’s degree from Colegio de Mexico.
Mr. Perez has been a Director at Credicorp Ltd. since 2014 and of the Banco del Credito of Peru since 2014. He has more than 25 years of experience in the private sector as both General Manager and Director of leading financial and real estate companies in Peru, including Grupo Pacifico, Toyota, Mitsui & Co. Peru. Additionally, Mr. Perez has led institutions linked to the economic sector, including the Instituto Peruano de Economia (former Director), the Sociedad de Comercio Exterior del Peru (Director) and Asociacion inPeru (Director). He was also President of the Confederacion Nacional de Instituciones Empresariales Privadas, CONFIEP, from 2015-2017.
Mr. Perez has five years of experience in the public sector as a Congressman and Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (period 2006-2011). His contributions to the board reflect his rich experience in negotiation, advanced financial analysis, strategic planning and merger and acquisitions.
Mr. Perez has a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Finance from the Universidad del Pacifico; a Diploma from the Programa de Alta Direccion of the Universidad de Piura; and has participated in the Wharton Management Congress USA at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Patricia Lizarraga is director of Banco de Credito del Peru BCP y de Credicorp Ltd. Ms. Lizarraga is an experienced Wall Street executive with over 25 years working in international mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and valuation experience. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hypatia Capital Group, since 2007, and founder and major shareholder of family group Grupo del Ande. Ms. Lizarraga’s board experience includes serving as both President of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of non-profit organizations, as well as private company board experience. She served as President of the Privatization Committee of Toll Roads of Peru. Ms. Lizarraga received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and her Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Romero B. has been a Director of Credicorp Ltd. since 2017 and of the Banco de Credito of Peru since 2009. He is also on the board of Pacifico Seguros and has been a loan officer at Atlantic Security Bank.
Mr. Romero has worked as Head of Finance and General Manager of different groups in Grupo Romero’s consumption and service segments. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of the storage and logistics sector and port terminals and Vice Chairman of the Board of companies in the consumer, real estate, textile, industrial, commerce and service sectors.
Mr. Romero B. holds a Bachelor of Economics from Boston University (U.S.A.).