Santiago Fernandez Valbuena
Santiago Fernandez Valbuena is a partner at Investtech and deputy chairman of EBN Banco. He has been a professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Murcia, IE Business School, and Manchester Business School. Dr. Valbuena has served as head of equity research and sales at Beta Capital, managing director at Societe Generale Securities, and CEO of Fonditel, the pension fund manager of Telefonica. He later became global chief financial officer at Telefonica and CEO at Telefonica Latin America. Dr. Valbuena is chairman of the board at AEDAS Homes and a board member and chairman of the audit committee at Ferrovial. He was chairman and is now an honorary member of Fundación Consejo España Brasil, a public/private institution building bridges between Spain and Brazil. Dr. Valbuena is a member of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF) and has been a board member for listed companies in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, and several other Latin American countries. He earned an MS and a PhD in economics from Northeastern University.