General Director of Global Affairs and Entrepreneurship in Telefonica
Mr Santiso, who is a Spanish and French national, began his career in 1995 at the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford. Tenured as Research Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), he also served as a Senior Expert Associate on Latin American Emerging Markets for Crédit Agricole Indosuez (now Calyon) before becoming, in 2002, Chief Economist for Latin America and Emerging Markets at the Economic Research Department of Madrid-based Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) where he managed a team of 50 economists spread over 9 different countries.
Mr Santiso holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and finished his doctoral studies in development economics at St Anthony’s College, Oxford University. He also holds an MBA from HEC School of Management (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in France, and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School (Executive Corporate Program for Business Leaders) in Spain.
Member of the Editorial Committee of “Problèmes d’Amérique latine”, Mr Santiso is the author of over 30 articles on international economy. Published in leading academic reviews, they have primarily focused on developing and emerging economies. His most recent published book is entitled "Latin America’s Political Economy of the Possible: Beyond Good Revolutionaries and Free Marketeers”, Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press, 2006 "(also published in French, “Amérique latine: révolutionnaire, libérale, pragmatique”, Paris, Autrement, 2005 and in Spanish, 2006).