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Manuel Muela

Manuel Muela

Head of Risk and Internal Controls, Banesco

Manuel is the Head of Risk and Internal Control at Banesco based in Miami.  Manuel joined in August 2020 and is responsible for overseeing Banesco’s practices across Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit in the Americas region. Manuel joined from Barclays New York where he spent the previous two years as Chief Internal Auditor for the US.

Manuel has more than 20 years of international risk and audit experience in Financial Services across retail, corporate and investment bank products. Manuel previously worked for Citigroup in Latin America and Barclays in Europe from 2005 until 2014.  Manuel started his career in Catalunya Caixa (now BBVA group) in Spain.  Manuel is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and a Masters in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles.  Manuel is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Spain where for three consecutive years he has trained other internal auditors on Risk Culture.