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Isidro Fainé appointed WSBI President

Isidro Fainé appointed WSBI President


​​​​​​​New President’s Committee also announced during World Congress in New Delhi

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NEW DELHI, 14 November 2018 – The Board of Directors of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI), a trade association committed to seeing the retail and savings banking model thrive for its members who serve one billion customers in nearly 80 countries, today elected Isidro Fainé, President of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, to a three-year term as association president from 2018 to 2021. The WSBI Board also elected its President's Committee for the same mandate period.

​The WSBI President's Committee will comprise for the period 2018-2021 as follows:


Isidro Fainé, WSBI President; President, Spanish Savings Banks Confederation (CECA)


Vice Presidents:          

  • Jean Arondel, President, Fédération Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne (France)

  • P.K. Gupta, Managing Director, State Bank of India (India)

  • LV Jiajin, President, China Postal Savings Bank (China)

  • Sabasaba Moshingi, CEO, TPB Bank (Tanzania)

  • Abdellatif Zaghnoun, Director General, Caisse de dépôt et gestion (Morocco)

  • Jorge Solis, President, FEPCMAC

  • Rebeca Romero Rainey, President & CEO / Camden Fine, Immediate Past President/CEO,
    Independent Community Bankers of America (United States)

  • Macario Armando Rosales Rosa, President, Fedecrédito (El Salvador)

  • Helmut Schleweis, President, German Savings Banks Association (Germany)

  • Isara Wongrung, Senior Executive Vice President, Government Savings Bank (Thailand)


Honorary President: Heinrich Haasis

WSBI Managing Director Chris De Noose said: "Isidro Fainé brings a wealth of insight from more than 50 years in the Spanish and international banking sector. Not only is he a respected banking professional, he has also demonstrated throughout his career a total commitment to the improvement of society."


For more information, please contact:

James Pieper, Media Relations, WSBI, on +32 2 211 11 92 or at; or

Dirk Smet, Communications, WSBI, on +32 2 211 11 90 or at


​Note to editor:

​World Savings and Retail Banking Institute: Helping savings and retail banks thrive

Helping savings and retail banks thrive, WSBI represents the interests of 6,000 savings and retail banks globally, with total assets of $15 trillion and serving some 1.3 billion customers in nearly 80 countries (as of 2016). WSBI focuses on international regulatory issues that affect the savings and retail banking industry. It supports the aims of the G20 in achieving sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth, and job creation, whether in industrialised or less developed countries. WSBI favours an inclusive form of globalization that is just and fair, supporting international efforts to advance financial access and financial usage for everyone. Learn more at:


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