Gonzalo Santamaria

Gonzalo Santamaria

Mr. Gonzalo Santamaria has honed much of his leadership skills and industry knowledge within a realm spanning more than 30 years of technical, commercial and managerial experience in the currency sector. He has forged much of his background first in the technical, and consequently in the commercial and business development streams within world-class supplier companies in the industry. In parallel, he has accumulated valuable experience in automation of banknote processing, process re-engineering, supply-chain optimization and efficiencies through security of cash in the cash cycle. During these tenures and in diverse global locations, he successfully assisted in designing and implementing state-of-the-art automated currency vault solutions, cash management re-engineering including commercial cash processing patents, and supply chain optimization solutions.

In June 2011, Gonzalo was named Managing Director for Currency Research (CR) in the Europe and Latin America regions. In October 2014, he was promoted to Vice President with full oversight over all regional Cash Cycle Seminars (ICCOS) as well as CR's Review Seminars, and Co-Chairman of the Coin Conference. As of 2017, Gonzalo was promoted to Vice President of Payments & Business Developement to foster and manage the consulting arm of the business additionally to the Central Bank Payments and Infrastructure initiatives. Gonzalo currently resides in his birthplace of Madrid, Spain. Throughout his educational and professional life has also lived in various countries including Canada, United Kingdom and the United States before settling once again in his native country. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Gonzalo is a global expert in cash cycles and specializes in various areas including Cash Recirculation (Recycling), Cash Processing workflows and Branch Automation.