Joined the board in 2015.
Nationality: Spanish. Born in 1952 in Madrid, Spain.
Education: Degree in Law from Deusto University, ICADE E-3 and State Attorney.
Experience: Former senior executive vice president, general secretary and secretary of the board of Banco Santander, and board member, senior executive vice president, general secretary and secretary to the board of Banco Santander de Negocios, S.A. and of Santander Investment, S.A. He was also technical general secretary of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, general secretary of Banco de Crédito Industrial, S.A. and director of Dragados, S.A., Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, S.A. (BME) and of the Governing Body of the Madrid Stock Exchange.
Other positions of note: He is vice chairman of the board of trustees and member of the executive committee of the Financial Studies Foundation and a member of the board of trustees and the executive committee of the Banco Santander Foundation.
Membership of board committees: Executive committee, remuneration committee, risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee, innovation and technology committee and responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee.