Last updated: 06:42 / Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Ileana Salas

Santander Asset Management Hires Global Head of Institutional Sales

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Santander Asset Management Hires Global Head of Institutional Sales
  • Based in London, Ileana will be responsible for building and leading SAM’s global institutional sales capability, and introducing SAM to new markets, whilst leveraging its large presence in key countries in Europe and Latin America
  • Ileana will also lead the development of SAM’s key relationships with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Plans, Investment Consultants, Corporates, Insurers, Wholesale clients and Family Offices
  • Ileana joins SAM from Bradesco Asset Management

Santander Asset Management (SAM) has appointed Ileana Salas as Global Head of Institutional Sales, as the business looks to further develop its institutional capabilities globally.

Based in London, Ileana will be responsible for building and leading SAM’s global institutional sales capability, and introducing SAM to new markets, whilst leveraging its large and long standing presence in key countries in Europe and Latin America, including the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Ileana will also lead the development of SAM’s key relationships with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Plans, Investment Consultants, Corporates, Insurers, Wholesale clients and Family Offices.

Ileana joins SAM from Bradesco Asset Management where she served as Head of Business Development and Sales for Europe and the Middle East for over four years. Prior to this, Ileana held senior business development roles at ABN Amro, Gartmore Investment Management, and Schroders. Ileana holds an MBA from Babson College.

Juan Alcaraz, Santander Asset Management Global CEO, said: “Developing our institutional business globally is a core part of our strategic growth plans, and reflects our overall ambitions to be a global leading provider of investment solutions to clients”.

“With over 20 years experience in institutional sales, Ileana has a long and strong track record of success in developing and building institutional businesses and leading global distribution teams. She is a strong addition to our senior leadership team and Executive Committee. We look forward to working with her to drive our institutional business forward, and supporting our overall growth ambitions”.

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