A native of Puerto Rico, Sanchez earned his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is also fully bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. He joined ONB in 2018 as Private Banking President. Prior to that time, he most recently served as President and CEO of Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (now known as AES Indiana). Among them, Rafael serves as Co-Chair for the Indianapolis 2024 NBA All-Star Game, President of the Crossroads BSA (Boy Scouts) Council, Director of the Community Health Network board, Secretary for the Indy Championship Fund, and Immediate- Past Chairman of the Board of United Way of Central Indiana. In 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb presented Rafael with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award for his long-standing civic engagement efforts as a leader in the Indianapolis community.