Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila (born 13 February 1977) is a Colombian-American financier and philanthropist.
Early life and education
He is the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo y Pumarejo and his second wife, Colombian socialite Beatrice Dávila. He is the brother of Andres Santo Domingo Dávila and half-brother of Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. Braga (1958 – March 2009), who was the only child of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and his first wife, Brazilian socialite Edyala Braga.
He was educated at the Hotchkiss School, followed by a bachelor’s degree in History from Harvard University.
His work centers on managing his family’s conglomerate, the Santo Domingo Group. He is the chairman of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria S.A., a privately owned subsidiary of SABMiller, of which he is vice-chairman for Latin America. His partner is his maternal cousin, Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker who helps him manage the family portfolio. Along with said cousin, he is also the managing director of the New York-based Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. In 2009, Santo Domingo was elected to the Board of Trustees on the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He is a director of Colombia’s Endeavor, an international non-profit development organization that aims to find and support high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets and is member of the Latin America Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy. He is a director of DKMS Americas, a non-profit organization and the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. With over 3.6 million registered donors, Delete Blood Cancer is leading the fight against blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow, and save lives. He is active in the family’s foundation, which is a major player in helping Colombia’s poor. He is also a generous donor and has championed ecological and conservancy causes.