Schwebel, Gerald


As a key resource to IBC Bank's international customers, Mr. Schwebel offers special expertise in international trade and finance, industrial/economic development and transportation.


Widely regarded as a leading expert on international trade and finance, Mr. Schwebel frequently represents IBC Bank and its customers with top government and business leaders in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. His knowledge and unique overview have led him to present expert testimony before Congress on issues regarding U.S.-Mexico trade including the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), transportation and logistics, international finance, and U.S. immigration reform. Mr. Schwebel's perspectives on various topics related to international trade, economics, and banking have been featured in some of the major business publications in the U.S. and Mexico.


Mr. Schwebel earned his undergraduate degree at Texas A&I University of Laredo (now Texas A&M International University) where he has been recognized as a "Portrait of Latino Achievement" by the Smithsonian Institute. He has done graduate work in the fields of International Trade and Banking at Texas A&M International University, the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.


Mr. Schwebel and his wife, Olinda, enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandchildren in Texas.

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