The president of Banco Santander, Ana Botín, met today in Buenos Aires with the Minister of Health and Social Development of Argentina, Carolina Stanley, and with the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal.
According to the Spanish financial group, at the meeting they analyzed the social situation of Argentina, in particular of the populous urban cordon that surrounds the capital.
Botín was accompanied by the president of Santander Río, Enrique Cristofani, and the general manager, Sergio Lew, among other executives of the Argentine branch of the Spanish group.
"Santander aims to be a responsible bank with its employees, customers, shareholders, citizens and society in general," said Botín, who stressed that the bank's objective is "to contribute to the progress of people and companies."
At the meeting, they also talked about the sustainability programs carried out by Santander Río, among which is the support for "Potrero Digital", a digital trades workshop, recently launched in the La Juanita neighborhood, in the town of Laferrere , within the Buenos Aires district of La Matanza.
Up to that point, Botín moved today to meet the first financial inclusion branch in Argentina, inaugurated six months ago by Santander Río.
"As a bank, we have an important role to ensure that growth is inclusive and sustainable, including combating financial exclusion, helping entrepreneurs launch their companies and create jobs, and sustainable, actively contributing to a more balanced economic and social system and inclusive, "said Botín.
The financial inclusion branch of Santander Río in the La Juanita neighborhood was the first of several that arrived later, in other vulnerable areas of the periphery of Buenos Aires.
The Rio bank has an investment plan for 2017-2019 for 20.2 billion pesos (547.4 million dollars) in progress, which includes technology disbursements, modernization of branches and a new corporate building.