Non-executive director (independent)
Joined the board in 2018.
Nationality: Portuguese. Born in 1948 in Guarda, Portugal.
Education: Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Pontifcia Universidade Católica de Sao Paulo, Master of Business Administration (MBA-Management Program for Executives) from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate of the Investment Banking Marketing Program from Wharton Business School.
Experience: He has held various positions at the Citibank Group, including CEO of Citibank Brazil and various senior positions in the US with respect to the consumer finance, private banking and Latin American businesses. He was a member of the board of AMBEV. S.A., Gol Linhas Aéreas, S.A. and of Duratex, S.A. He has been chairman of WorldWildlife Group (WWF) Brazil, member of the board of WWF International and chairman and member of the audit and asset management committees of FUNBIO (Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade).
Positions in other Santander Group companies: He is the non-executive chairman of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.
Membership of board committees: Responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee.