Biography

Ivan Trujillo

Ivan E. Trujillo

EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ivan Trujillo was named Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in April 2019. He is responsible for leading the overall direction of Amerant’s strategy to address legal risk and ensuring that legal risks are anticipated, controlled, contained and remain within the risk appetite of the board of directors. 

In his role, Trujillo also advises the board, CEO and senior management on legal and corporate governance matters and supports Amerant’s relationships with regulators. 

Trujillo served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Mercantil Commercebank Holding Corporation, Mercantil Bank, N.A., and their subsidiaries, as well as Secretary to the off-shore subsidiaries of Mercantil Servicios Financieros from June 2004 to March 2019. Prior to that, he was Alternate Secretary to the Board of Directors of Mercantil Servicios Financieros and Banco Mercantil, as well as Secretary to the Board of Directors of Todo1 Services Inc., Seguros Mercantil and other Mercantil subsidiaries.

From June 1998 to March 1999, Trujillo worked as an international attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City. He began his career at Banco Mercantil in Caracas, Venezuela in June 1992. 

Trujillo earned his law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, where he was ranked first in his class. He received a Master of Law from New York University School of Law.

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