José Antonio Álvarez

CEO Banco Santander

Born in 1960 in Leon, Spain. Graduate in Economics and Business Administration. Earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Joined the board of directors in 2015.

Joined the bank in 2002 and was appointed group chief financial officer in 2004.

Other significant positions: Mr Álvarez serves on the boards of Banco Santander (Brasil), S.A and SAM Investment Holding Limited. He was also a board member at Santander Consumer Finance, S.A And Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and a member of the supervisory boards of Santander Consumer AG, Santander Consumer Holding GMBH, and Bank Zachodni WBK, S.A. Furthermore, he served as a board member of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME).