Santander adds three ESG hires

Santander Wealth Management & Insurance and Santander Asset Management have made three new ESG hires to its sustainability teams.

Santander Wealth Management & Insurancere has appointed Laura Blanco as head of ESG Strategy and Ana Rivero as Sustainable Investment Director. Augusto Caro joins Santander Asset Management as Global Head of ESG.

Blanco previously directed Knowledge and Outreach for Impact Investment at Spain’s National Advisory Board. Rivero was previously Head of Product and Market Intelligence at Santander Asset Management and Caro joins from Grupo Caixabank.

“We are firmly committed to supporting the ecological transition and helping build a more sustainable world. These appointments will help strengthen our leadership in ESG in Europe and Latin America”, said Víctor Matarranz, head of WM&I, the bank’s asset management, private banking and insurance division.