Fernando Almeida has been involved in international banking and trade finance for over 30 years, working for multinational banks in South Africa, the United Kingdom and in the USA.
Since 2015, Fernando is the Arizona Regional Manager for Penn International Insurance, of San Antonio, Texas. He is a Scottsdale based licensed insurance broker for Exim Bank specializing in providing trade credit and political risk insurance to US exporters.
As a banker, Fernando worked closely with small and mid-size companies in developing international strategies to sell more product, obtain better margins and using trade finance tools to mitigate the risks of doing business overseas.
Fernando has been an active member of the Arizona District Export Council since 2001.
He holds a postgraduate diploma in Business Management and Administration from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Western Cape, South Africa.