Santiago has been a partner at Lloreda Camacho & Co since 1997. He is the Director of the Corporate, Finance & Banking, Capital Markets, and Real State Law Divisions of the firm and codirects the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) division.
He has a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a graduate degree in Finance Management from the Escuela Superior de Marketing & Administración (ESMA) in Barcelona, Spain.
Santiago has extensive experience in the financial sector, having worked at the Banco Extebandes. He was the Director of the Legal Department at the Regional Bogotá de Conavi, Vice President of the Legal Department and Secretary General of Corfunión, and Secretary General of the Banco Unión Colombiano. Additionally, he worked as an International Associate at the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, USA. He has been a member of several Boards of Directors, including financial institutions like Corfunión, Leasing Fénix, and Fidunión, Corredores Associados S.A. Comisionista de Bolsa (until their recent acquisition by Davivienda) and Willis Colombia Corredores de Seguros S.A.
Santiago has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leader in the Corporate and M&A Law departments. He also won the Deal Maker of the Year 2015 prize, awarded by the magazine Finance Monthly.
Furthermore, Santiago is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW). In 2018, he served as the President of the Chamber of Legal Services of the ANDI (National Business Association of Colombia). In his role as the Director of Finance Law, Santiago has been the lead counsel for the most important financial transactions that the firm has participated in.