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Rafael J. Diaz-Balart

Coordinator @ AAPA

Coordinator for the American Association of Port Authorities AAPA

Mr. Diaz-Balart is CEO and Founder of Vestec International Corporation, a Florida Corporation established in 1993. Since March 2009, Mr. Diaz-Balart has been appointed Latin American Coordinator for the American Association of Port Authorities AAPA. Prior to forming Vestec, Mr. Diaz-Balart served in executive capacities with IBJ Schroder International Bank, Barnett Bank and the National Bank of Washington, D.C. In partnership with the principals of a Brazilian financial group Mr. Diaz-Balart founded InterTrust Bank Limited (Bahamas). He also advised in the creation of The Florida Special Opportunity Fund, an offshore investment vehicle for U.S. based commercial real estate transactions administered by The Allen Morris Company. Vestec has advised Latin American and European companies in their international operations, including companies in the maritime, financial and educational sectors.
Mr. Diaz-Balart holds a Bachelor of Arts (Government) degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from American University.