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Further to the announcement of 25 June 2018 which confirmed Rodrigo Echenique’s decision to retire from his role as Executive Vice Chairman of the Group and Chairman of Banco Santander Spain at the end of 2018, the Board of Directors of Banco Santander today announces that José Antonio Álvarez will succeed Mr. Echenique as Vice Chairman of the Group and Chairman of Santander Spain. Following this appointment Mr. Álvarez and Bruce Carnegie-Brown will be the Group’s two Vice Chairmen, with Mr. Álvarez being the only one with an executive role.


Talent, diversity, effort, training, internationalisation, connectivity... there are many values that define Santander Universities, a unique initiative in the world to support higher education promoted by Banco Santander as part of its activities in favour of responsible banking. 

The initiative, which celebrates 20 years in collaboration with more than 1,200 universities and academic institutions in 21 countries, is part of Santander's efforts to maintain the trust of our employees, customers, shareholders and communities, and to contribute to the progress of people and companies.


Juan Manual Cendoya, senior executive vice president of Communications, Corporate Marketing and Research of Banco Santander and vice chairman of Santander Spain, and Ronaldo.

Banco Santander has achieved its best result to date and is ranked third in the world among banks and the first in Europe in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the international benchmark that measures sustainability based on the economic, environmental and social impact of companies.

Ana Botín, presidenta de Banco Santander, Pedro Duque, ministro e Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades y Roberto Fernández, presidente de Crue Universidades Españolas.

This morning, the minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque; Santander Group executive chairman, Ana Botín; and the president of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE), Roberto Fernández, signed an agreement to launch the “Becas Santander Erasmus” scholarship programme, which aims to acknowledge the academic excellence of Erasmus+ students and encourage educational inclusion and equal opportunities.


Fortune Magazine has today included Santander in its 2018 Change the World list – recognizing the bank among companies who “do well by doing good” by making a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.