This new global team, headed by Joao Simao, will collaborate closely with product teams across our platform to support our clients by providing strategic solutions as well as product and financing structures to help our clients in the digital acceleration of their business.
The new team will also develop value-added products and services, both in-house and in partnership with new entrants, in a moment where customer expectations and emerging technologies are accelerating the creation of new financial technology players.
Simao will lead the new team as Global Head of Digital Solutions, reporting to Darren Jones, Head SCIB UK and global head of Banking and Corporate Finance. This new team will elevate Santander’s strategic dialogue with clients in the area of technological and digital solutions, by developing innovative, sustainable, and profitable digital capabilities and providing state of the art advisory services. It will produce also value-added products and services for clients, both in-house and in partnership with new entrants
Digital acceleration and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) are the defining trends for years to come. In 2020, Santander CIB successfully launched a dedicated ESG Solutions Team to help our clients in their transition towards a more sustainable business model. With the new Digital Solutions team, we are replicating the model to fully-leverage our internal expertise on the Digital arena.