The start of 2021 has certainly been momentous for Santander with the launch of Santander’s XXV Latam Conference followed by the XXVII Santander Iberian Conference last week. Although every year the Iberian Conference provides us with key insights into the region’s economy and development, this year’s conference was particularly pressing considering the impact Covid-19 has had on the region.


01-02-2021 Press release [PDF]

Joao Simao will lead the new team as Global Head of Digital Solutions Group. 

The new unit will partner with global coverage and product teams, providing comprehensive support in the digital acceleration of customer’s business as well as developing value-added products and services, both in-house and in partnership with new entrants.

Latam Conference

Although the new year has been full of uncertainty and disruption due to Covid-19, an extremely important event was still able to go ahead - Santander’s 25th Annual Latin America Conference.

Even though this year’s conference was for the first time ever a purely digital event, the conference remained as relevant as its inception in 1997, uniting important leaders, figures and investment firms from LATAM’s political and economic sectors to offer valuable insights into the region’s future.


13-01-2021 Press release [PDF]

Santander Corporate & Investment Banking has been a leading bank in financing and advising its customers on the deployment of renewable energy. Last summer, it set up a dedicated Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Solutions team to help its clients in their transformation journey towards a low carbon economy and more sustainable business models. 

This week, the team disclosed its first corporate finance advisory role, acting as sole financial advisor to Plug Power, a US-based global leader in fuel cell systems and hydrogen related services, in the launch of a 50-50 joint venture by the end of the first half of 2021 with Groupe Renault, a French-based top automotive player.