Ricardo Soto Bustamante
Ricardo was born in Venezuela, in 1946. He completed his studies in Maracaibo, where he obtained a Degree in Economics from the University of Zulia in 1968. Later he studied management, finance, taxes, project engineering, banking, insurance and capital markets.
Ricardo began his professional career at Shell in 1969. Over the years he has had different responsibilities ranging from Treasurer at Corpozulia, MD of Sociedad Financiera de Occidente, Vice-president and/or Manager of several financial institutions, including CEO of El Sol Financial Group. He was also a Founder and CEO of Repicomca Telecomunicaciones.
In 1984 he moved to Caracas and was appointed Controller of COFIPECA. In 1992 he moved to Aruba to be the Managing Director of Midpacific Bank NV. Later, he returned to Caracas as Director of Incambios Valores, Stock Exchange House, until 2002.
Ricardo has also been the Member of the Board of Directors of the Banking Association of Venezuela and Member of the Chamber of Telecommunications Services Companies (CASETEL).
Ricardo began working with Amicorp in 2007 when he opened the Barbados office, and in 2011 he also opened the Bogota office. Currently, he is the Managing Director in Panama. He has also been Director of Amicorp Bank and Trust Limited and Amicorp Insurance Company SCC.