COO & CO-FOUNDER
Santi has been leading successful companies, large and small, for nearly 30 years. As General Manager at Winterthur Health and Chief Sales Officer at Winterthur Group, he oversaw business turnover in excess of 1.6B euros. After the acquisition of Winterthur by Axa, Santi became General Manager of Agrupaciò Health, overseeing their extensive geographic and portfolio expansion.
Santi’s focus on ophthalmology began in 1989 in the areas of manufacturing, R&D and sales & marketing. As Surgical Manager for Alcon he was responsible for launching top class products such as AcrySof, DuoVisc and Custom Pak, all of which became gold standards with dominant market positions. Later, under his tenure as Director of Alcon Surgical, the business grew three times over the market rate and consolidated the company in its leadership position.
As Director of Esteve Pharma’s Specialty Care franchise, which included Ophthalmology, Santi oversaw the incorporation and commercial development of top-class products in categories of dry eye, allergy, retinal disorders and glaucoma, once again, ensuring that company growth outpaced that of the market.
Santi has a BS in Pharmacy at Barcelona University and a MBA from ESADE Business School majoring in Marketing. He has carried out extensive international training in marketing, sales and leadership both in Europe and in USA. Santiago speaks Spanish and Catalan and is fluent in English and French.