Mr R. Martín Chávez Márquez

Non-executive director (independent)

Joined the board in 2020.

Nationality: American. Born in 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (U.S.A.). 

Education: A.B. magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences and Master of Science (S.M.) in Computer Science from Harvard University and Ph.D. in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford University.

Experience: He was CTO and co-founder of Quorum Software Systems (1989-1993), global head of energy derivatives at Credit Suisse Financial Products (1997-2000) and CEO and co-founder of Kiodex (2000-2004). In 2005 he joined Goldman Sachs, where he became a partner in 2006 and where he held various executive positions and responsibilities, including global co-head of the securities division, CIO and CFO. He was also member of the management committee from 2012 until 2019, when he left the firm. Furthermore, he has been director of PNM Resources, Inc., of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and of The Santa Fe Opera and a member of the board of trustees of amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research). 

Other positions of note: He is an independent director of Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Paige.AI, Inc. and of Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc. DBA Sema4. He is also member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers, member of the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton (New Jersey) and of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as member of the Stanford University School of Medicine Board of Fellows.

Positions in other Santander Group companies: He is a non-executive director of Santander Businesses, S.L.

Membership of board committees: Remuneration committee, risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee and innovation and technology committee.