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Emilio García joined Santander Asset Management (SAM) in 2018 as CFO and head of Transformation. Since 2021, he is the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) with Transformation and Human Resources as main responsabilities among others. In September 2021 he was additionally appointed as Head of Luxembourg Business.

He had previously been at Santander InnoVentures, the bank’s fintech venture capital fund, where in 2016 he was made a partner and appointed COO & head of New Revenue Sources. Before that, he was head of Business Development. Prior to joining Santander InnoVentures, Emilio spent 10 years in Group Corporate Development in strategy and M&A roles as well as working for the CEO Office, both at SAN UK and at Group level. He previously worked for BBVA Group as a Senior Banking Analyst.

Emilio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad de Cantabria and a Master's in Portfolio Management and Private Banking from IE Business School.


Emilio García de la Sierra
Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Head of Luxembourg Business