Jaime Gilinski Bacal (born December 14, 1957) is a Colombian banker, real estate developer, and philanthropist. In the late 80s he purchased the Colombian assets of BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International) for a nominal sum after its global collapse, and within 4 years time it became one of the most efficient banks in the Colombian banking system. In the 1990s Gilinski orchestrated the purchase of Banco de Colombia for nearly US $400M, in what was then the largest privatization in Colombia’s history. As a personal friend of George Soros, he secured Morgan Stanley, Tiger Asset Management and Soros as co-investors. In the 2000s he constructed GNB Sudameris from purchases of several smaller players which today has grown into a regional Latin American player. More recently, Gilinski is investing in large real estate development projects in Panama and properties in Colombia and Spain. In 2013 he purchased a stake in Spanish Banco Sabadell, today owning 7.5% as the largest individual shareholder.