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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.
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.
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.
Renato Ejnisman is head of Santander CIB Brazil.
With a career of more than 20 years in Banking, Renato worked at Bank of America and later at Banco Bradesco, where he spent the last 15 years in multiple roles, including Head of Investment Bank, leading its transformation to a top 3 player in Brazil. Additionally, he ran Corporate Banking for middle markets companies, Bradesco Asset Management and Private & Wealth Management.
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 global head of Santander CIB) and to Martha Woodcock (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.
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.
Alejandro Capote Garza
Alejandro Capote is the Head of Santander’s Corporate and Investment Banking division in Mexico. He joined SCIB on 2021 as Head of Banking and Corporate Finance.
Alejandro is a professional with over 22 years of experience in banking. Before joining Santander he worked for several international financial institutions such as Credit Suisse, UBS and Evercore. Most recently he was Country Head at Lazard in Mexico.
He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
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.
Joe Walsh is Co-head of Santander CIB US and CEO of Santander US Capital Markets, LLC.
Joe has more than 30 years of experience focused on the US fixed income capital markets. As President of Amherst Securities, Joe managed the business and operations from 2009 until the merger with Pierpont in 2014. He then successfully led Amherst Pierpont Securities as CEO until its acquisition by Santander Group in 2022, when he also became Co-Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking business in the US, and Head of US Markets.
He previously served as a Managing Director in the private equity business at Fortress Investment Group specializing in financial institutions. Mr. Walsh also served for nine years as a Managing Director and Head of Mortgage and Asset-Backed Origination, Finance and Trading at RBS Greenwich Capital.
Joe graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Biology.
Marco A. Achón
Marco Antonio Achón is Co-head of Santander CIB US, 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.