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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Panama Venture Capital Project

Carlos’s venture aims to create a savings and entrepreneurial culture/mentality amongst children and families in Panama. Saving money in Panama is far from a habit. Carlos aims to open a savings account for every child born in a public hospital with funding provided by governemnt and match by the familiy over the first 18 years of the child´s life. This being the case, the child will have funding for college, a first home or other project by the time he/she reaches adulthood.

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Fidinem Financial Advisory Services


CEO and Founder


Fellow CALI 6


For Profit