Ana Botín

Executive Chair - Banco Santander

Ana Botín was appointed Executive Chair of Banco Santander in September 2014. Today, Santander is one of the largest and most efficient banks in the world serving more than 164 million customers across Europe, North America and South America.

She began her career at JPMorgan in New York and joined Santander in 1988 to lead the Group’s expansion in Latin America. In 2002, she became Chief Executive of Banesto in Spain, before becoming CEO of Santander UK in 2010.

In 2023 she was appointed Chair of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and Chair of the World Economic Forum International Business Council (IBC). She is a Board member of the Coca-Cola Company and a member of the MIT CEO Advisory Board. She is also the founder and Chair of both Fundación CyD, which supports Spanish universities’ contribution to economic and social development, and Empieza por Educar, the Spanish affiliate of Teach for All.

She earned her BA in Economics from Bryn Mawr College and is married with three sons.