Our team is our most valuable asset
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking is the sum of the different mindsets and cultures of its people that working together make us the best investment bank in the world.
Santander CIB has invested in creating a prestigious investment banking division, with experienced bankers and capabilities to provide financing and advisory services, supported by on-site teams in each area.
Our business is a people business and our team is the most valuable asset we have. That is why, in Santander CIB, we put people at the centre and help them prosper.
Santander CIB employees work every day to help millions of people prosper and achieve their dreams. This is the Santander Effect, the idea that our actions can have a positive impact on clients, employees, shareholders and the communities we serve.
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Alberto Rivero joined Santander as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Peru in September 2019.
Prior to that he was a senior partner in 3XD Capital in Peru, focusing on M&A and structured finance. Previously, he worked in investment banking roles in Deutsche Bank, BBVA and Citibank.
Alberto holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico and an MBA from London Business School.
Antony Hung is the Regional Head for Asia Pacific of Santander Group and is responsible for the Group’s business in Asia Pacific, with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Before his current role, Antony was Asia-Pacific Head of Global Banking and Markets and, prior to joining Banco Santander, he was President for Asia excluding Japan for Capula Investment Management Asia Limited and Chairman of its Asia Investment Committee.
Previously, he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Global Wealth Management as well as a member of the Global Wealth Management Executive Committee and Asia-Pacific Executive Committee.
Antony was also previously Head of Fixed-Income, Currencies and Commodities for the Pacific Rim region at Merrill Lynch, which he joined in 1993 from Salomon Brothers Asia, where he was Vice-President in Fixed-Income Sales. Before that, Antony held senior positions at CEF Capital Ltd and Exxon Chemical Asia Pacific Ltd.
Antony holds a BBA(Hons) and an MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of CPA and a member the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK.
Darren Jones is head of UK Corporate and Investment Banking, CEO of Santander London Branch and also global head of Banking & Corporate Finance. He is a member of the CIB Global Executive Committee and the Banking & Corporate Finance Global Executive Committee.
Darren joined Santander in January 2018 as Head of UK Banking & Corporate Finance. Prior to this, Darren spent over 30 years with Barclays, where he was Head of UK & Ireland Corporate Finance within the Investment Banking Division. Darren was responsible for raising over $400bn in debt and equity for clients in many transformational transactions. He also held a number of senior management positions, including Global Head of Structured Trade and Export Finance and Head of Capital Strategy, EMEA. Darren joined Barclays Capital in the late 1990’s from Barclays Group, where he had held a number of strategy, client management and senior project roles, both within the UK and overseas.
Felipe García Ascencio
Felipe García Ascencio
Ignacio joined Santander in 1994. For the last 26 years, he has held positions of responsibility within SCIB, both at a global level and in Brazil, where he headed the business for six years. Since 2016, he has been in charge of the Global Debt Financing business and is currently Board member of Banco Santander Peru, and of Caceis Bank.
Ignacio holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business with a major in Finance from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an MBA from the University of Houston.
Jean Pierre Dupui
Jean Pierre Dupui
Jean Pierre Dupui is Head of SCIB Brazil and Executive Vice-President at Banco Santander Brazil.
Dupui joined Santander in late 2006 to coordinate and develop the Credit Markets area in Brazil, comprising Project Finance, Acquisition Finance, Syndicated Loans and Debit Capital Markets. In 2009, Dupui was selected as head of GTB (Global Transactional Banking) for SCIB in Madrid. He was responsible for GTB until late 2012, when he was invited to return to Brazil to head the Corporate & Investment Banking activities at SCIB Brazil.
Prior to joining Santander, Dupui was a Director at Citigroup Global Markets working as a Senior Executive for the Project and Export Agency Finance Group based in New York and also as Corporate Finance Head at Citigroup Brazil.
Before Citigroup, Dupui developed and was directly responsible for the Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and Corporate Finance areas at BBVA in Brazil.
Dupui started his career at Lloyds TSB as a trainee and worked in both Sao Paulo and London at Lloyds' International Division.
Dupui was born in Manaus, Brazil. He holds a Bachelor's degree with Honours in Economics from Boston University.
Jorge de Gortari
Jorge de Gortari
Jorge de Gortari is Head of Market Activities Americas for the Santander Corporate and Investment Banking (SCIB) division.
Jorge de Gortari reports to José M. Linares, Group Senior Executive Vice-President & Global Head of SCIB, and is a member of the SCIB Executive Committee.
Jorge de Gortari is responsible for the Trading and Sales activities for Fixed Income, FX, Credit, Equities, and Research in the region. Mr. de Gortari has more than 24 years of experience in the financial sector. He joined Santander in 1997, having worked previously at Mexico’s Ministry of Finance. Since then he has held several senior positions in SCIB, both in the US and Europe, including Global Head of Fixed Income Research, Head of Markets US, and Global Head of Credit and Cross Markets.
Jorge de Gortari holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a Master's degree in Finance from the London Business School.
With a career of more than 30 years in Santander Argentina, José has held several positions in SCIB Argentina, including head of Global Transaction Banking Argentina and, most recently, head of Banking & Corporate Finance
José holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting from the Universidad Católica de la Plata and a Master in Finance from Universidad de Belgrano.
José Luis Calderón
José Luis Calderón
José Luis Calderón is the Global Head of Global Transaction Banking at Santander CIB. He is also a member of several major international bodies such as the Swift Board, the Transaction Banking Global Leaders council of BAFT and the IBOS Association.
Since 2008, he has had a number of roles within Santander CIB, such as Product Manager of GTB Europe, Head of GTB Iberia and Head of GTB Europe until 2014.
José Luis held various positions and responsibilities in Operations and Corporate Banking before moving to Global Banking & Markets in 2004 where he was responsible for managing and participating in projects, such as the deployment of transaction banking business in some countries (UK, Poland, Continental Europe), the development of global cash management solutions and the implementation of supply chain finance products in Europe.
José Luis joined Santander in 1997. He holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration and completed a postgraduate program at IE Business School.
José M. Linares
José M. Linares
José M. Linares is Senior Executive Vice-President of Banco Santander and Head of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (SCIB), having been appointed on 1 June 2017. He reports directly to the Group CEO and is also a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Santander, José María Linares spent more than 17 years at J.P. Morgan in a number of senior roles in New York, Hong Kong and London. His previous position, starting in 2011, was Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate Banking in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He was also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of J.P. Morgan Bank International, a member of the EMEA banking leadership team and Vice-Chairman of the Balance Sheet Committee.
Previously, José was Head of EMEA and Asia Pacific Equity & Derivatives Research, based in London, and simultaneously a member of the Global Equities Executive Committee and Commitments Committee.
Prior to moving to the UK in 2006, José spent three years in Hong Kong as head of APAC Equity and Derivatives Research. Before taking on his role in Asia in 2003, he was Head of Latin America & Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa Equity Research. He was previously J.P. Morgan’s Senior Global Emerging Markets telecommunications analyst, based in New York.
For many years, he was rated as the top Telecom Equity analyst in Emerging Markets. He started his Wall Street career covering Latin American stocks at Morgan Stanley.
José holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA from Columbia University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
José Manuel Colina
José Manuel Colina
José Manuel Colina is Group Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Global Markets for Europe and Asia of the Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB) division.
José Manuel reports to José M. Linares, Group Senior Executive Vice-President & Global Head of Santander CIB. He is also a member of the Santander CIB Executive Committee. Since June 2020, he has been a member of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, representing Santander Group.
José Manuel is responsible for Trading, Sales, Structuring, Research and Quants functions across all asset classes for Global Market Activities in Europe and Asia.
Prior to this, he held several senior positions in Santander CIB, such as Global Head of Fixed-Income Flow, European Head of Fixed-Income, Global Head of Market-Making, Global Head of New Products and European Head of Equity Derivatives Trading.
Before joining Santander in 1995, José Manuel spent 6 years at J.P. Morgan in a number of senior roles in Madrid and Frankfurt.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and a postgraduate degree from IESE Business School.
Marcel Patiño joined Santander in August 2019 as Head of Santander's Corporate and Investment Banking division in Colombia. He reports directly to José M. Linares (Senior Executive Vice-President and Head of SCIB) and Manuel de la Cruz (Country Manager of Santander Colombia).
Prior to joining Santander, Marcel spent six years at the Brazilian bank Itaú, expanding the Colombian and Central American Platform, as Head of Investment Banking.
He has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector, and has held several senior positions in Colombia and the United States. He worked for almost 10 years at Citi Bank as Relationship Manager and Head of Corporate Investment Banking and 4 years at Natixis as Senior Banker and Country Manager.
Marcel holds a Business degree from Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración CESA and a Master's degree in Finance from Cass Business School in London.
Marco Antonio Achón
Marco Antonio Achón
Marco Antonio Achón is Head of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking US, CEO of Santander Investment Securities Inc. and General Manager of Banco Santander, S.A. New York Branch.
He joined Santander US in October 2017 after serving as Global Head of Financial Solutions & Advisory (FSA) in Madrid. Marco has held various roles with Santander Group since 2005, including Global Head of Loan Markets, European Head of Credit Markets, and European Head of Corporate & Investment Banking.
Marco brings with him more than two decades of experience with large U.S. and international financial institutions. Prior to joining Santander, Marco served as Head of Debt Capital Markets and Loan Syndications for the Americas for BBVA Securities, Inc. in New York and Vice-President of the Latin America Group at Argentaria.
He holds Board memberships at AS/COA, Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Colin Powell School Board of Visitors, and of the Economic Club of New York.
Marco has a BA in Business Administration and a BA in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. He also received an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Rafael Noya is the Global Head of Global Debt Financing since April 2020.
Since he joined Santander Brazil in 2007 as Senior Banker in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division, he has held several senior roles. From 2015 to 2017, Rafael was the Head of GDF Brazil and more recently, before his appointment as Global Head of GDF, he was the Head of Banking and Special Situations Group. He also served as board member of Santander Leasing Company in Brazil.
Rafael started his career at Citibank, where he worked from 1996 to 2007 in several positions across the firm.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo and attended extension leadership courses at Harvard Business School, IMD International, IE Business School and IESE Business School.