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First Woman Head of Antarctic Bank

Chilean banker Liliana Labra has been appointed as head of the Banco de Credito e Inversiones, the only bank in Antarctica.

The first woman to run the branch, Labra said she is excited about the opportunity and slightly apprehensive. “But I know that this is a huge challenge that will open doors for other women so that they can apply for this position,” said Labra.

The bank, which has been operating for almost 15 years at the President Eduardo Frei Montalva Chilean Air Force base, serves base residents and tourists. Labra is scheduled to run the Antarctic branch for three months.

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Reuters - December 16, 1999

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