Man of the Year: Inside the Setubal Rocket

Man of the Year: Inside the Setubal Rocket

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

by Dan Shirai Few financiers will look back on 2008 as a high point. For Roberto Setubal, however, it was the year of a defining work, the merger between Itaú and Unibanco.  The union hammered out between Setubal and his Unibanco counterpart Pedro Moreira Salles, changes the landscape of one of the largest and most developed domestic banking systems in LatAm. But it is only the latest in a string of smart, well timed moves that characterize Setubal’s 15-year tenure as CEO of Banco Itaú.Setubal’s actions create waves that ripple throughout the region. For his skillful, crisis-tested leadership, foresight and slick dealmaking skills Setubal is the LatinFinance

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