President, Culligan Argentina
Santiago is the President and General Manager of Culligan Argentina, a company that offers consumer water solutions, processes and effluents as part of Culligan International (The Water Experts ™). Under Santiago’s direction, the company was awarded the Balanced Scorecard “Hall of Fame” in 2010 and was awarded the National Quality Award of the Argentine Republic in 2012.
Santiago is a volunteer and president of three organizations operating under the EXC network. All of them (FUNDECE, the National Quality Award Foundation and IPACE) are working to improve Argentina’s competitiveness by promoting the implementation of management systems and tools, as well as the development of models for innovation and excellence in Argentine organizations. Among other milestones, the EXC space recently launched an observatory for the competitiveness of Argentine organizations, two national awards for innovation management and corporate governance, and a directory mentoring program for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
He is also president and founding member of the Argentine Chamber for Bottled Water (CAIAB), member of the Center for Innovation and Strategy for Latin America (CIEL) of the business school of IAE, and member of the Board of Directors of the Leer Foundation.
Prior to working for Culligan Argentina, Santiago was General Manager of Infobolsa Latinoamérica (Madrid), a financial content distribution company through a satellite platform; General Manager of FinanzasPersonales.com (Santiago de Chile), a financial portal for small consumers; Senior Associate at J.P. Morgan (New York), advising corporate clients in Latin America and Europe on mergers and acquisitions of companies in various sectors such as electricity distribution, provision of internet access, extractive industries and steel industries; and analyst of the private equity fund of J.P. Morgan (New York) in evaluating and investing in computer security companies, Internet portals and Internet access.
Santiago received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Sloan, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) business school. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a National Public Accountant degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).