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Aimee Sentmat is Banistmo’s general manager and president. Banistmo is the second largest bank in Panama and is part of Grupo Bancolombia, one of the strongest financial groups in Latin America. Prior to her role in Banistmo, Aimee was vice president of HSBC Bank in Panama, where she managed large investment projects and the most influential commercial groups in the country. Aimee is highly committed to driving change in Panama’s society regarding women’s empowerment, inclusion and sustainability. She is a member of the board of the Smithsonian Institute in Panama, and of Sumarse, an NGO that propels the inclusion of social responsibility programs in different areas in Panama to create a more sustainable country. As the only woman in Panama leading a systemic bank, she is determined on working to provide gender equality and women’s access to financial solutions, being the first Bank in Panama to sign with Women United Nations and The Global Banking Alliance for Women, and cooperating with other gender focused initiatives and organizations. Aimee was designated in 2016 as Woman of the Year for her strong values and contribution to the banking industry by APEDE, a leading private sector association in Panama. Mother of two, Fernando and Ana Sofía, Aimee graduated in finance from Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua in Panama and holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Aimee is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.