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Rafael Vélez


Director of OFG Bancorp since 2021.

Rafael Vélez is the Founder and President of Atabey Capital (2016), a private equity advisement firm, and Campo Alegre (2016), a 500-acre pineapple farm in Puerto Rico. From 2007 until 2019, he was the Founder and President of Putney Capital Management with offices in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, a non-discretionary advisor to an investment fund with investments in the energy, agroindustry and construction material sectors in the Caribbean and North of Latin American region.

From 2004 to 2012, he was the founding partner of Barreto & Vélez, a CPA firm specialized in advising clients manage inherent risks through sound corporate governance practices. Mr. Vélez also serves as Board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico as well as YPO Puerto Rico and is a member of the Georgetown Latin American Policy Association.