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.