"Accepting the Baton" - Introducing Mr. José R. González

Jose Gonzalez

About Mr. González

José R. González was appointed President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York on March 20, 2014. Mr. González joined the FHLBNY on October 15, 2013, as Executive Vice President. Mr. González has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FHLBNY from 2008 through 2013, as the Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee in 2008, and has served as an elected industry director since 2004. Prior to joining the FHLBNY, he served as Senior Executive Vice President, Banking & Corporate Development for OFG Bancorp (formerly Oriental Financial Group, Inc.).

Mr. González is a former member of the Board of Directors of Santander BanCorp (“Santander”), a bank holding company, since 2000. From 2002 to 2008, he was Vice Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Santander. After joining Santander in 1996 as President and CEO of its securities broker dealer, Mr. González was named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the holding company in 2001.

“From leading a local member-lender to serving as our Board’s vice chairman...José is a proven leader at every level of community banking,”

Mr. González began his career in banking in the early 1980s as Vice President, Investment Banking, for Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”) and, from 1989 through 1995, served as President and CEO of CSFB’s Puerto Rico operations. He served as President and CEO of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, a government instrumentality that acts as the Commonwealth’s fiscal agent, from 1986 to 1989. He is a past President of both the Puerto Rico Bankers Association and the Securities Industry Association of Puerto Rico. Mr. González holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. and Juris Doctor from Harvard University.

José R. González Named President and Chief Executive Officer of the FHLBNY


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