Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Luiz Carlos F. Couto, Managing Director and Region Executive, is responsible for Bank, Non-Bank Financial Institutions and Public Sector Sales in Latin America and Caribbean.

Mr. Couto leads a team based in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Miami that is focused on developing treasury management solutions for Bank, Non-Bank Financial Institutions and Public Sector operating in Latin America and Caribbean; as well as, targeting their treasury and trade activities globally.

Mr. Couto has been in this industry for 29 years. Prior to his present position, he was the Miami representative and regional manager for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Financial Institutions at Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, he held a variety of positions in operations, product management and treasury sales in Brazil for Unibanco, Philadelphia National Bank, Security Pacific Bank and Norwest Bank Minnesota and in New York for American Express Bank.

Mr. Couto has been a board member of FIBA (Florida International Bankers Association) since 2008 and became an executive member in 2013.

Mr. Couto holds a Bachelor of Administration degree with a major in foreign business from the University de Administracao de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.