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Member Profile

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Council Member

Chairman, Grupo Empresarial Bavaria S.A.



Member Since: 2011

Priority Theme(s):

  • Media working group
  • Sustainable Food Security
  • Water Security

Current project(s): 

  • Magdalena River Initiative





Mr. Alejandro Santo Domingo is a Senior Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York City. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SABMiller Plc. He is also Vice-Chairman of SABMiller Plc. for Latin America. SABMiller Plc. is the world’s second largest brewery. Mr. Santo Domingo is Chairman of the Board of Bavaria S.A. in Colombia, and Chairman of Backus & Johnston, in Perú.

Previously, as the former President of Bavaria’s Executive Committee, Mr. Santo Domingo spearheaded Bavaria’s regional expansion and restructuring process. He is Chairman of the Board of Valorem, a company which manages a diverse portfolio of industrial & media assets in Latin America. Mr. Santo Domingo is also a director of Caracol TV, Colombia’s leading broadcaster, El Espectador, a leading Colombian Daily, Cine Colombia, Colombia’s leading film distribution and movie theater company, IST, a leading Oil and Gas services company in Colombia, and Florida Crystals Corporation, the world’s largest sugar refiner with brands such as Domino and C&H and one of the world’s largest cane producers. In the non-profit sector, he is a Member of the Board and Treasurer of Aid for AIDS, a foundation dedicated to helping HIV and AIDS patients. 

Mr. Santo Domingo is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET Channel Thirteen), and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He is the Chairman of Alas; a foundation focused on early childhood development which was founded by artists such as Shakira & Alejandro Sanz. Mr. Santo Domingo is a Member of the Board of DKMS; a foundation dedicated to finding donors for leukemia patients. He is a Member of the Board of Endeavor Colombia and Fundacion Pies Descalzos. Mr. Santo Domingo is a graduate of Harvard College.



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