Fernando is leading the Strategic Initiative on Global Trade Services in Santander’s new Global Payment Services Unit. Global Trade Services is responsible for Santander’s strategy of digitalizing and transforming our international payments, FX and trade finance capabilities.
Before that, Fernando led since 2016 the International Business Global Unit, supporting International Cash and Trade activity for Santander’s Corporate & Commercial Banking.
Fernando Lardiés is also Santander’s Board member in the European Payments Council, in the Euro Bank Association, and in we.trade Trade Finance blockchain Consortium
Fernando has held different positions in Santander since joining in 2004. He started in IT Department as Head of Project Office and Control, and in 2005 he moved to the Global Banking & Markets Division where he spent 10 years until 2014. During the first 6 years he headed product areas for Payments, Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance solutions. From 2010 to 2014 he was Senior Banker for Multinationals Segment in Santander Brazil. In 2014 he moved back to Europe, and for 2 years he was Cash and Payments Head for Corporate & Commercial Banking.
Before joining Santander, Fernando worked 6 years as strategy consultant for McKinsey&Co in Spain, Latin America and South Korea. Prior to that he worked 3 years as an engineer for National Instruments in the USA and Spain. Fernando holds a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, a MSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a MBA from INSEAD.
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