In 1871, a group of neighbors from Concepción led by Aníbal Pinto, who would later become President of Chile, drew up the by-laws of Banco de Concepción. The Bank began business on October 6, 1871 and has continued operating uninterrupted until today, which makes it the oldest bank in Chile. Following nationalization of private banking in 1971, the ownership of the Bank changed and came under the control of CORFO. That same year, Banco de Concepción acquired the local interests of Banco Francés and Italiano, which provided the institution presence in Santiago. Later, in 1972, the bank purchased Banco de Chillán and, in 1975, Banco de Valdivia. In November 1975, CORFO sold shares to private businessmen who took control of the bank the following year. After a period of growth, in 1980 Banco de Concepción was redefined as a nationwide bank; it changed its name to Banco Concepción and moved its headquarters from Concepción to Santiago. In 1986 the National Mining Corporation acquired the Bank and took special interest in financing small and medium mining projects, increased its capital and sold its riskier portfolio to the Central Bank. In late 1995, SONAMI sold the majority of its shareholding in the Bank to a group of investors led by Álvaro Saieh, through the holding company INFISA . In 2014 the bank merged with Banco Itaú Chile, and was renamed to Itaú Corpbanca.
Following the Corp Group acquisition
Since the acquisition, the new shareholders defined a new strategy; restructuring and repositioning its business in order to compete with Chile's leading institutions. To promote growth, the controlling group redefined the Bank's objectives making its target market personal financing and developing products for the middle-income population and small and medium-sized companies. In the first quarter of 1997 the shareholders of Banco Concepción reached an agreement with the Chilean Central Bank over extinguishing the subordinated debt that had existed since the early 1980s. As part of the repositioning strategy the bank's name was changed to Corpbanca. In 1998, through the acquisition of Corfinsa and Financiera Condell, the bank formed Bancondell initiating its presence in the medium – lower income consumer business . The defined strategy has helped Corpbanca achieve the financial sector's second strongest loan growth over the past seven years and, in addition, reversing the 1999 losses and achieve an adequate ROE since 2001. In November 2002, Itaú Corpbanca issued shares in the local market for a total of USD$250 million. The issuance was made in the Emerging Stock Market, being the first issuer to issue instruments in such market.
Subsequently, in November 2004, Corpbanca took a major step towards internationalization when it completed the process of listing its American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ms. Roxana Zamorano Pozo (Chief Accounting Officer)
Ms. Claudia Labbé Montevecchi (Head of Investor Relations)
Mr. Cristian Toro Canas (Gen. Counsel)
Mr. Cristobal Ortega Soto (Chief Compliance Officer)
Ms. Marcela Leonor Jimenez Pardo (Corp. Director of People & Management Performance)
Mr. Mauricio Baeza Letelier (Chief Risk Officer)
Mr. Emerson Bastian Vergara (Chief Audit Officer)
Recognition and Awards
Mr. Gabriel Amado de Moura (Chief Exec. Officer)
Mr. Rodrigo Luis Rosa Couto (Corp. Fin. Mang. & CFO)
Mr. Jorge Novis Neto (Corp. Operations Mang.)