About Us : Our team

A "local" Board of Directors and a "local" General Manager guarantees our Principals the immediate and preferential access to the business, governmental and operational contacts essential in making a Principal's interests grow. We know them and they know us. Furthermore, both the ownership and the management of the Agency are "on location" in Panama guaranteeing that the business is serving our customers in the most efficient and effective possible way.

Our management is active in the local and international community participating in many local institutions which allows our group to cover all market segments and to stay abreast of all economic and political developments. We are members of Panama's Chamber of Shipping, the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce, the German Chamber of Commerce, Panama Airline Association and other community service organizations.

Ricardo Lince B.

CEO (Since 2000)
Member of the Steering Committee

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Lourdes Lince B

CFO (Since 2002)
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Jurgen Dorfmeier

Advisor – Executive Board (Since 2005)

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Ramon C. Arango

Cargo Manager (Since 2000)
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Yorlenis Ho

Comptroller (since 2016)
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Carlos E. De Leon

Operations Manager (Since 2007)
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Raul A. Mancilla

Colon Office Manager (Since 2009)
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Vielka Vega

Commercial Manager (Since 2007)
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Ricardo Lince B.

CEO (Since 2000)
Member of the Steering Committee

He graduated with a Computer Science title in Florida State University, USA in 1985.

In 1989, he started his career in the maritime field working for Hapag-Lloyd in Hamburg and then returned to Panama to join his family business: Agencias Continental. In 1993, he returned to Germany as an apprentice in the Freight Forwarding area with LexzauScharbau& Co.

In 2005 he continued his education and received following MBA's titles in 2007:


Lourdes Lince B

CFO (Since 2002)
Member of the Steering Committee

Graduated with honors with a title of Business Administration in Gwynedd Mercy College, USA in 1984. She started her professional career in the insurance industry where she stayed until joining Agencias Continental in 1990.
In addition, she obtained the degrees in Finance at APEDE (Panama, 1990 - Top of her class) and Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia, 2005).
She has participated as director in Banking boards and actively participates as board member for other companies in the maritime industry.

Pacifico Plata III
Advisor – Executive Board (Since 2001)

BS in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University, advanced management studies at Babson College.
BS in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University, advanced management studies at Babson College. Experienced in Public Accounting - 5 years with KPMG-Panama).

He also has ample multinational, multicultural work experience having worked for The Gillette Co. in Panama and Central America, Canada, US, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Within this latter experience, he engaged not only in responsibilities for the financial area, but also for sales, marketing and human resource management, as well as more than 10 years of experience in General Management positions.

For the past ten years, he has been a Management Consultant focused on strategic planning, organizational structures and financial planning and debt restructuring. Pacifico has also been involved in Panama´s Chamber of Commerce and in the National Council for the Private Enterprise (CoNEP).


Jurgen Dorfmeier

Advisor – Executive Board (Since 2005)

Born and educated in Bremen, Germany, he traveled to Panama in 1960 where he decided to make his new home and ultimately he became a Panamanian Citizen.

He worked with several companies of the Maritime Industry in Panama until he joined a renowned local shipping agency in 1962. He was later appointed its President until retirement after 40 years of successful activities.

Since 2003 he has been acting as General Manager of one of the largest tugboat service company in Panama and in 2005 he joined Agencias Continental as its Maritime Advisor.

Jürgen has served as Honorary Consul of Germany and France in Colon, Panama. He also dedicated more than 20 years as Director of Panama's Chamber of Shipping where he was elected President during the time the Panama Canal was transferred to Panama on Dec/31/1999.

In addition, Mr. Dorfmeier has served as director of Colon's Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Colon's Fire Department and served as President of the Cristobal-Colon Rotary Club.


Ramon C. Arango

Cargo Manager (Since 2000)
Member of the Steering Committee

Graduated of Administrative Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA), Panama (1985) followed by MBA courses.
In 1994, he joined the group and was assigned the important task of creating a new cargo documentation department for several shipping customers attended by the group.

In 2000, he was named Cargo Manager with the new responsibility of establishing a transshipment hub in Panama for Hapag-Lloyd.

In 2010, he expanded his scope of management to now include the Customer Service Department.He has taken several International Shipping courses with Hapag-Lloyd, plus seminars in Business Plan Design and Formulation with the Universidad Alta Direccion (ADEN) and the Great Leaders Workshops with Franklin Covey in Panama.


Yorlenis Ho

Comptroller (since 2016)
Member of the Steering Committee

Joined Agencias Continental in 2016.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2011 specialized in Taxes and Business Administration.  Graduated in Bilingual Accounting from the University of Panama (2010) and successfully achieved an MBA at the American University (2015).

She is also an active member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Panama where she attends courses and seminars.



Carlos E. De Leon

Operations Manager (Since 2007)
Member of the Steering Committee

Maritime Business Administration at the Universidad Latinoamericana de Comercio Exterior, Panama (2004).
Participated in seminars of Marketing of Services at Aden Business School, Panama (2006) and Great Leaders by Franklin Kovey (2011).

Accounting skills obtained in I.P.F.E.L. International (2001).

Started in the Maritime field working as seafarer from 1983 to 1987. He then worked as boarding officer for a local agency and joined the group in 1992.


Raul A. Mancilla

Colon Office Manager (Since 2009)
Member of the Steering Committee

He has been in the group since 1991, initiating his tasks as Boarding Officer and then became the Supervisor of the Operations Team in the Atlantic Side's office.

He specialized his education in Accounting at the University of Panama, and is an active member of the Lions Club in Coco Solo, Colon.
His experienced and ethical professional career has provided him with the satisfaction of providing his best efforts for over 20 years in the industry.


Vielka Vega

Commercial Manager (Since 2007)
Member of the Steering Committee

M.A. degree in Maritime Business Administration and a B.A. degree in Marketing from The Latin-American Science & Technology University (U.L.A.C.I.T.) in Panama.

Over twenty years of industry experience as a Maritime Industry Client Relation Strategist. She also holds several post-graduate certifications and seminars in the areas of Sales, Marketing, and Maritime Business Management.

Prior to joining the group, she held Sales Executive roles for important and worldwide recognized shipping lines and agents.
She is currently a member of both The Maritime Executive Network and The Shipping Professional Network (SPNL).