The bank's chairman had been hospitalized for several days. Vieira Monteiro died this Wednesday due to the coronavirus.
António Vieira Monteiro died. The Santander Totta chairman, 73 years old, had been hospitalized for several days in a hospital unit, but ended up not resisting the infection caused by the new coronavirus.
The information was provided first-hand by Expresso newspaper, but was confirmed by ECO with an official source from the bank currently led by Pedro Castro e Almeida.
Vieira Monteiro is the second deadly victim of Covid-19 in Portugal, after being announced on Monday by the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, the first victim of this pandemic.
At 73, about to turn 74, Vieira Monteiro could not resist the infection by the coronavirus, a pandemic outbreak that has so far infected more than four hundred Portuguese, in a total of over 180,000 people worldwide.
Vieira Monteiro succeeded Nuno Amado in leading Santander’s destiny in Portugal in 2012. He led the bank during the troika period, leaving the position in 2018, with Pedro Castro e Almeida as CEO. Since then, he has assumed the presidency of Santander’s board of directors.
Before becoming CEO, Vieira Monteiro was executive administrator of Santander Totta, with responsibility for risk, recovery, universities, disinvestments and also Banco Totta Angola.