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Press release: Santander adds two industry veterans to its corporate and investment banking unit

Published: Jun 2018

21st June 2018 – Santander Bank announced that Jim Volkwein and Eli Chamberlain have joined its Corporate & Investment Banking unit in the US. Volkwein has been appointed head of banking & corporate finance and joins Santander from Deutsche Bank. Chamberlain, who comes to Santander from Goldman Sachs, has been named head of corporate sales.

“Jim and Eli bring nearly 50 years of industry experience to Santander,” said Marco Antonio Achón, head of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking US. “As proven leaders, Jim and Eli will be instrumental as we continue to grow and build the US Corporate & Investment Banking business and partner with other Santander divisions across the globe to better serve our clients.”

As head of banking & corporate finance, Volkwein is responsible for maintaining relationships with existing US clients and building relationships with prospective ones. He is a member of the Santander Corporate & Investment Banking US Executive Committee. Volkwein spent 14 years at Deutsche Bank in a number of leadership roles, including head of industrials corporate banking, head of trade finance and cash management for corporates, co-head of corporate coverage for capital markets and treasury solutions, global COO of debt capital markets, and global head of private placements. Volkwein spent three years at Barclays Capital as managing director and global head of private placements and 12 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. He earned a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Chamberlain is head of corporate sales and responsible for leading the Bank’s foreign exchange and fixed income teams in the US. He has nearly 20 years of experience working with corporate derivatives. Chamberlain, who worked at Goldman Sachs for 12 years, was a managing director in the Corporate Risk Management group and led their interest rate derivative coverage effort. Before Goldman Sachs, he spent eight years at J.P. Morgan Chase where he started his career as an analyst and worked his way up to associate then vice president in corporate derivatives. Chamberlain has a B.A. in economics from Colgate University.

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