Héctor Grisi Checa

Grupo Santander Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Santander Executive Director and Regional Head of North America

Nationality: Mexican. Born in 1966 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Education: Degree in finance from the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico City. 

Experience: He joined the Group in 2015 as executive chair and chief executive officer of Santander México and Grupo Financiero Santander México, and in 2019, he was additionally named Regional Head for North America, whose primary markets are Mexico and the US. Before joining Santander, he had spent 18 years at Crédit Suisse in several leadership roles, including head of investment banking for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as executive chair and chief executive officer of Crédit Suisse México. He also managed corporate and investment banking at Grupo Financiero Inverméxico and at Casa de Bolsa Inverlat. From 2011 to 2014, Mr Grisi was vice-chair of Asociación de Bancos de México (“Bank Association of Mexico”).

Other positions of note: He is a non-executive chair of Cogrimex, S.A. de C.V.

Positions in other Santander Group companies: He is a non-executive director of PagoNxt, S.L.

Membership of board committees: Executive committee and innovation and technology committee.