Héctor Grisi will have the highest ranking position that a Mexican has held in global banking


With his appointment as CEO of Banco Santander worldwide -subject to obtaining the corresponding approvals-, Hector Grisi Czech He will hold the position as of January 1, 2023 with the highest hierarchy that a Mexican has achieved in the global banking system.

Other Mexican bankers who have achieved important positions worldwide are: Manuel Medina Morawho from 2013 to 2015 held the co-presidency of the American Citi Group; Y Ernesto Torres Cantuwho today serves as CEO of citi for Latin America.

But in the case of Héctor Grisi, it is the Mexican with the highest position in global banking.

extensive trajectory

His career spans more than 35 years in the financial field, where he has worked in the United States and Mexico for two of the largest European banks. Today, he holds the position of CEO and CEO of Santander Mexico (in which he will continue until December 31), but he is also the regional head of the group for North America, as well as a member of the board of the Mexican stock exchange (BMV).

His career in the financial sector began in 1986, in the investment banking area of ​​Banco Mexicano, which would later be sold to Santander.

Between 1997 and 2015 he was at Credit Suisse, where he held different positions, including CEO.

Since 2015, he joined Santander Mexico as general director, and in 2019 he was appointed, at the same time, regional head of North America, achieving important results.

In Mexico, Grisi has led the transformation of the bank to become the second largest in the country by assets, executing an investment plan of more than 1,000 million dollars, and strengthening the capacities of the institution, to provide a better service to customers. customers.

While in the United States, in 2021, the entity recorded a record profit and became the unit that contributed the most to the group’s results.

“I have had the great opportunity to lead a team of more than 25,000 people that transformed the operation and culture of Banco Santander México, despite living in a very complex environment (…) now I assume my new responsibility to lead a team of almost 200,000 people around the world and continue building the best financial services platform globally, in order to contribute to the progress of our clients and the communities where we are present, in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said Héctor Grisi after his appointment.

Deep knowledge of the business

Ana Botinpresident of Banco Santander at a global level, expressed her confidence in Héctor Grisi, since she argued that he has decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of its markets and lines of business.

“Over these years, he has demonstrated his leadership, teamwork and ability to create value for our clients and shareholders. His excellent results as CEO of Santander Mexico and head of North America speak for themselves and are the best example of why the board has chosen him to lead the bank in this new phase of growth and transformation”, he said.

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