J. Luis Banos, Jr

J. Luis Banos, Jr


Industry Expertise

  • J. Luis Banos, Jr. has been a Director at Fidelity Bank since 2006. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ORX Exploration Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, LA. The company is engaged in exploration and development activities along the central U.S. Gulf Coast and is actively expanding its presence and leadership position in that area with sub-salt, onshore exploration.
  • Banos is a member of the Professional Landmen Association of New Orleans (PLANO), whose philanthropic contributions include the Catholic Charities Care Center, providing shelter for families in need, and the New Orleans Mission, a faith-based homeless shelter and rehabilitation center.
  • He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC), a non-profit, privately funded, citizen's organization dedicated to exposing and eliminating public corruption and to reducing the incidence of crime and improving the administration of justice in order to improve the quality of life for citizens in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metropolitan areas and throughout Louisiana.


  • Former Board Member of Audubon Nature Institute
  • Former Director of New Orleans YMCA, National Conference of Community and Justice, and Exchange Oil & Gas Company
  • Former Business Council Member for the New Orleans Museum of Art