Fellows - Carlos Araúz

Carlos Araúz


Carlos Araúz García is the founder and CEO of Fidinem Financial Advisory Services (2019) a specialized financial solutions provider with a different approach towards business analytics and problem solving.   Arauz was de CEO at AllBank up until February 2019 where he achieved a rapid turnaround of the operation.  Arauz has a distinguished career in banking throughout the region and his a frequent columnist at the local newspaper La Prensa as well as other media outlets.  Araúz is the content director and anchor of the news tv segment “Conexion Financiera” which airs every Thursday on national paid tv.  He was twiced named as one of the most influential business people under 40 by the publication Capital Financiero and has worked for various multinational banks while living in  México, El Salvador, Canadá y República Dominicana.   Born in Calidonia, Panama City, Arauz earned an academic scholarship to study in Tennessee, USA, where he attained a double major in Economics and finance with a Math minor (Summa Cum Laude) and has a Masters degree (Cum Laude) from Nova Southeastern University (St. Petersburg, Florida).    Araúz  is the vicepresidente of Fundación Calicanto since 2009 where he has supported the development of the Capta  CAPTA (Capacitación para el Trabajo) program and has supported Enlaces by Fundación Espacio Creativo (FEC), a program design to use modern contemporary dance as a medium to take children out of the streets and gangs.   Arauz is vicepresident of the Panamanian Basketball Federation where he implemented a program to provide scholarships to young athletes.  Arauz resides in Panama and has two children:  Julian and Valeria.  Araúz is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and CALI (Central American Leadership Initiative).

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Resugir es

“Resurgir es” is a project that aims at providing true re socialization options for youngsters (ages between 14 and 18) currently detained in local penitentiary centers. The base study provides for up to 100 youngsters to benefit from the project. The key elements of the program involve a psychology test as well as an evaluation to determine professional aspirations as well as technical/vocational capabilities. The program will complement other current academic initiatives at the pentitentiary centers. The support from the private sector will be provided through the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce via their commitment to either hire or sponsosr small enterprise efforts by the aforementioned youngsters. The program will issue a certificate which will confirm the culmination of the program and will measure the evolution of the program participants. The goal of resocialization and integration via the development of skills that will allow the avoidance of seeing gangs and “maras” as options is our main driver.

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Towerbank Internacional


Senior Vice President


Fellow CALI 6


Privado – Banca