Héctor Grisi Checa

Regional Head of North America & CEO of Santander Mexico

Mr Grisi is executive chairman and senior executive vice-president of Grupo Financiero Santander México and Banco Santander (Mexico). In December 2019, Mr Grisi was made head of Santander in North America. He is also a member of the boards of Grupo Financiero Santander México, Banco Santander México, Casa de Bolsa Santander, Santander Consumo, Santander Hipotecario, Santander Vivienda and Santander Holding USA.

Before serving as executive chairman and senior executive vice-president at Grupo Financiero Crédit Suisse (México), S.A. de C.V. from 2001 to 2015, Mr Grisi had served as its head of Investment Banking from 1997 to 2001. He also was a member of the board of Crédit Suisse Americas, the Credit Suisse global committee and the operational committee for the Americas. 

From 1991 to 1997, Mr Grisi had held a number of roles in the investment and corporate banking divisions of Grupo Financiero Inverméxico. From 1986 to 1991 he had worked in the corporate banking department of Casa de Bolsa Inverlat. 

Mr Grisi has also served as vice chairman of the Mexican Banking Association. He holds a degree in finance from Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana, where he graduated with honours.