A bit of history
Hugo Cuevas-Mohr was born in Guatemala in 1955. The son of immigrants, a French mother & a Colombian father, they moved to Colombia where he did his schooling at the Lycée Français Paul Valery in Cali, Colombia.
He got his BA in WPI, Worcester, Mass., USA, and graduated in 1976 with High Honors. He got his Master’s at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, in 1978 and a DIPLOMA from UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Belgique at the Institut d’études du développement in 1981.
He worked in development projects with Hogares Juveniles Campesinos (179-1980) and Universidad del Valle and UNICEF (1982-1984) on a project on the Colombian Pacific Coast.
In 1987, after three years as a teacher, the foreign exchange family business was in need of a software/hardware solution and Hugo was hired to help in its implementation. He learned there the remittances business from its inception. His international experience, proficiency in three languages, his IT knowledge, made the company, TITAN, grow and evolve as the number one in the country and one of the most successful companies in the continent with over 450 employees and 75 offices in 3 continents.
He sold his shares of the company in 2007, kept Serviexpreso in Costa Rica until it was sold in 2014. He became an international money transfer consultant in 2001 helping Banks and Non-Banks in Latin America and Europe develop remittance units, distribution networks, assist in Mergers & Acquisitions, develop new products & services, etc.
He is a frequent speaker and many international financial services conferences in subjects ranging form the growth of NBFIs (Non-Bank Financial Institutions) and Fintech, the role of Banking, to the trends, challenges and opportunities in the remittance market, from the traditional agent-based model to the digital payment systems, including the development of Bitcoin Remittance Service Providers.
He has produced since 2010 the International Money Transfer Conferences, IMTC with events in Miami Beach (IMTC WORLD) and regional events in San Francisco, Guatemala, Brasil, Madrid, Nairobi, New Delhi, etc.
He is an Advisor to The Spark Group a digital marketing firm (New York) and an advisor to the MSBA (Money Service Business Association) and other companies in their money transfer projects/strategies.