If his appointment is approved, Martínez Gavica would replace Jaime Ruiz Sacristán, who died last April after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Mexican Stock Exchange reported this Wednesday that it will call a shareholders’ meeting to propose the appointment of Marcos Martínez Gavica as president of the company’s Board of Directors. If his appointment is approved, Martínez Gavica would replace Jaime Ruiz Sacristán, who died last April after he tested positive for coronavirus after a trip to Vail, Colorado.
Marcos Alejandro has been a director of the Mexican Stock Exchange for years and was president of the Santander Mexico Financial Group, Santander Stock Exchange, Santander Consumer and Santander Home. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Gestión Santander from 2002 to 2013, as well as executive president and CEO of Grupo Financiero Santander México and Banco Santander México from 1997 to 2016.
He also served as president of the Asociación de Bancos de México de 2005 to 2007 and from 2017 to 2018. He began his career in 1978 at Banco Nacional de México holding various positions until reaching the bank’s administration. He was also General Director of Shares and Securities of Mexico, Casa de Bolsa. He is a chemical engineer from the Universidad Iberoamericana, he has a master’s degree in Administration with a specialty in financial planning from the Pan-American Institute of Senior Management of Business.