José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez


Non-executive director 

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: He joined Santander in 2002 and was appointed senior executive vice president of the Financial Management and Investor Relations division in 2004 (Group Chief Financial Officer) and from 2015 to 2022, he has been CEO of Group. 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.

Positions in other Santander Group companies: He is non-executive director of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. and PagoNxt, S.L.

Membership of board committees: Executive committee and innovation and technology committee.