José Otero-Freiria was only into his second week as the new debt-financing chief at the ­Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico when the commonwealth headed to the market with a general obligation refinancing deal.

Otero-Freiria, 37, became the GDB’s executive vice president for finance on March 2, ­succeeding Fernando Batlle. The bank’s new president, Juan ­Carlos Batlle — Fernando Batlle’s brother — also started on the same day as Otero-Freiria.

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