Claudio Melandri

Chairman of the board of Banco Santander Chile and country head of Grupo Santander in Chile

Mr Melandri is chairman of the board of Banco Santander Chile and country head of Grupo Santander in Chile. He is also chairman of Santander Chile Holding S.A. and vice-chairman of Universia Chile S.A. During his more than 30 years’ experience in finance, he served as general manager of Banco Santander Chile from January 2010 to March 2018.

Mr Melandri started his career at Banco Concepción. In 1990, he joined Grupo Santander, where he would go on to hold various leadership roles, including regional manager, branch network manager and head of Human Resources and Retail and Commercial Banking. He was also executive vice-chairman of Banco Santander in Venezuela for three years, heading up training in its commercial area.

Mr Melandri is an accountant, auditor, and commercial engineer and holds an MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.