Popular Bank of Florida, Miami, a private bank owned by BAC International Bank Panama Inc., has hired former Citibank executive Thomas P. Noonan as president and chief executive officer.

Carlos Pellas will remain chairman of the $370 million-asset Popular of Florida.

Mr. Noonan worked at Citibank for 26 years. He ended his career with the company as a division executive in the world corporate group for Latin America; earlier he was general manager and senior corporate officer for Florida.

More recently he has been president and chief executive officer of SurFin Ltd., the finance company arm of DirecTV Latin America. He has been a Popular Bank of Florida director since 1995.

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