Manuel Cantalapiedra is the Chief Innovation Officer at Banco Santander Spain since June 2016.
Manuel joined Santander Group in 2000 as an Equity research analyst specialized in Banks at Banesto, where he was awarded in 2006 by Financial Times and Starmine as the nº 1 Bank stock analyst in Europe.
Since then, he has taken different Management roles at Grupo Santander in Madrid and London related to Strategy and Innovation.
Before joining Santander Group, Manuel worked for the Spanish Securities Exchange Commision (CNMV) and for Deloitte.
Manuel holds both a Law degree and Business Administration degree by ICADE.
He has also attended several Financial and Banking graduate programmes, including INSEAD’s “Strategic Management in Banking”, and Harvard University’s “Capital Markets and Investments”.