Raúl M. Shelton, Ph.D.
Founding member of the Board of Directors of the Cuban Banking Study Group (CBSG).
Raúl M. Shelton taught at Saint Thomas Catholic University in Havana, Cuba from 1951 to 1961, the year he was forced into exile. He continued his studies in Economics at the University of Miami, where he obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics. Raúl was Professor Emeritus of Saint Thomas University, Miami, FL. He wrote and published several books, including "Cuba y su Cultura" and "Labor Conditions in Communist Cuba." He coauthored "Cuba y su Historia" (three-volume set). Raúl was a Director of Banco de Fomento Agrícola e Industrial de Cuba (BANFAIC) in Cuba and owned a successful Mercedes Benz distributorship in Havana. An intensive tennis player and accomplished painter, he was passionate about the Cuban banking and financial system and was a prime driver in the formation of the CBSG.