Samantha RicciardiGlobal CEO at Santander Asset Management
Samantha Ricciardi is Global CEO of Santander Asset Management since February 2022.
Samantha joined Santander Asset Management from BlackRock, where she had spent more than 16 years in senior positions, most recently as head of strategic coverage and business development for EMEA. Prior to taking on that role in 2021, Samantha had spent seven years as the company's Country Head of Mexico, a country for which she had previously been Head of Sales.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Samantha was the Mexico Country Head for Schroders, a company she joined in 2003 as a relationship manager in the FIG in London. Samantha Ricciardi began her career working for Citi in London, where she covered the company's mutual funds in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Samantha Ricciardi holds a degree in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Master's degree from London School of Economics.
Samantha is committed to diversity and inclusion and as such is a founding member of Mujeres en Finanzas (MeF) an organisation that promotes the development of women in LatAm.