Abdiel Santiago

CEO and CIO, Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá

Santiago has over 20 years of financial experience in the financial sector, including equity investment research, investment banking, restructuring, and financial regulation. Santiago is currently the Secretariat (CEO / CIO) of the Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá (Sovereign Wealth Fund of Panama), where he provides executive leadership to the Fund’s Board of Directors, and management of the nation’s ~$1.4bn investment vehicle for intergenerational wealth-creation. Prior to his current role, he was an equity investment research executive at Morgan Stanley in New York covering the energy sector ($70 bn in market cap.) and worked in teams that consistently ranked No. 1 in equity research. Santiago served as a financial analyst at the US Securities & Exchange Commission overseeing financial/regulatory matters at broker-dealers and asset managers and served in the US Air Force.


Santiago is currently a Board Leadership Fellow with The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Washington, D.C. He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver.