Executive Committee Member
Development Committee Member
Roberto Herencia is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Banc Holdings, Inc. since May 2009. Mr. Herencia spent 17 years at Banco Popular. In addition to serving as executive vice president of Popular, Inc. since 1997, and president and director of Banco Popular North America since December 2001, he served as chief operating officer, senior credit officer and reported to Popular's CFO in charge of capital markets, M&A and rating agencies between 1991 and 2001.
Prior to joining Popular, Herencia spent 10 years in a variety of senior positions at The First National Bank of Chicago, including serving as head of the emerging markets division and operations in Latin America. He was directly involved in the restructure, workout and debt for equity swaps of public and private sector credits in Latin America.
In addition, he has a strong record of community service, including serving as a director of Banco Popular Foundation, Inc., as a trustee of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, DePaul University in Chicago and of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He is a director of Junior Achievement of Chicago, The Economic Club of Chicago and Operation HOPE in Los Angeles. He is also a founder and director of the New America Alliance.
Herencia graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in finance from Georgetown University in 1981. He received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1991.