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Stanley A. Motta

Chairman, Copa Holdings

Stanley A. Motta is the chairman of the board of Copa Holding, ASSA Group, as well as Inversiones Bahia, Ltd. He also serves as a chairman at the Central America Leadership Initiative and at Sumarse, an organization focused on corporate social responsibility. Motta is a member of the advisory board of IESE Business School and a co-chairman of the advisory board of INCAE. He is also a trustee of ANCON, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving biodiversity, the Latin American Council for Conservation (TNC), and the innovative City of Knowledge in Panama. Motta was the director of Banco General from 2007 to 2019. From 1992 to 1999, Motta served as the chairman of Panama’s Regional Interoceanic Authority (ARI), a government entity that received and managed assets outside of the Panama Canal Operations as deemed by the Torrijos-Carter Treaty. His accolades include the Americas Society Gold Medal (2010), the Woodrow Wilson Center Award for Corporate Citizenship (2016), and the Premio Enrique V. Iglesias (2019). Motta completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University.