Adolfo Henriques joined Florida East Coast Industries as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer on March 28, 2005. He has served on the board of the company since 1998 and was chairman of the audit committee and a member of the governance committee, as well.
Mr. Henriques was previously with Union Planters/Regions Bank, one of the nation's Top 15 financial services provider, where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the South Region. In 1997, he joined the bank to lead the corporation's expansion into the Florida market. In three short years, he spearheaded five acquisitions and led the growth of the bank from $1.2 billion to $6.8 billion. During his tenure, Henriques oversaw the corporation's highest growth markets, including South Florida and Houston. He also headed the bank's commercial portfolio. In addition, he managed the international bank, as well as the corporation's factoring and human resources subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Union Planters/Regions Bank, Henriques served in executive capacities at Bank of America's predecessor banks since 1986. These positions included Chairman of NationsBank in South Florida and executive vice president of Barnett Bank. He began his banking career at the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1978.
Mr. Henriques was the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and was recently named among the 12 most powerful people in Miami by The Miami Herald.
Mr. Henriques, a certified public accountant, is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Florida International University, where he earned a master's degree in accounting. He graduated from St. Leo College with a bachelor's degree in business.
Active in numerous civic organizations, he is chair-elect for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Orange Bowl Committee. He is also an active member of the New World Symphony and the South Florida Performing Arts Center.
Amongst other community activities, Mr. Henriques is past Chairman of Leadership Florida, past Chairman of the Financial Oversight Board for the City of Miami, past Chairman of Chairman of the United Way of Miami-Dade, past Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Beacon Council (Miami's Economic Development Partnership). Mr. Henriques has also served as Co-Chairman of the Miami Children's Museum Capital Campaign, Chairman of Homes for South Florida and Greater Miami LISC, Chairman of the Epiphany School Advisory Council, Site Selection Chairman of the Community Partnership for the Homeless, Member of the Florida Board of Regents and served on the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force for the airport.
Born in Havana Cuba, Henriques and his wife, Liz, have three grown children.