Joined the board in 2015.
Nationality: Spanish. Born in 1960 in León, Spain.
Education: Degree in Economics and Business Administration. MBA from the University of Chicago.
Experience: Mr Álvarez joined Santander in 2002, was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of the Financial Management and Investor Relations division in 2004 (Group Chief Financial Officer) and was CEO of Group from 2015 to 2022. He served as director at SAM Investments Holdings Limited, Santander Consumer Finance, S.A. and Santander Holdings US, Inc. He also sat on the supervisory boards of Santander Consumer Bank AG, Santander Consumer Holding GmbH and Santander Bank Polska, S.A. He was a board member of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, S.A.
Other positions of note: Mr Álvarez is a member of the advisory committee of Grupo GED.
Positions in other Group companies: Mr Álvarez is non-executive Vice Chair at Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. and and a non-executive director at PagoNxt, S.L.
Membership of board committees: Executive committee and innovation and technology committee.