José María 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.