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Ms Ana Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y O'Shea


Executive director

Born in 1960 in Santander, Spain.

Joined the board of directors in 1989.

Graduate in Economics from the University Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania, United States).

She joined Banco Santander after working at JP Morgan (New York, 1980-1988). In 1992 she was appointed senior executive vice president. Between 1992 and 1998 she led the expansion of Santander in Latin America. In 2002, she was appointed executive chairman of Banesto. Between 2010 and 2014 she was chief executive officer of Santander UK. In 2014 she was appointed executive chairman of Santander.

Other significant positions: sits on the board of directors of The Coca-Cola Company. She is also founder and chairman of the CyD Foundation (which supports high education) and of the Empieza por Educar Foundation (the Spanish subsidiary of international NGO Teach for All) and member of the advisory board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT’s CEO Advisory Board).

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