International advisory board

The purpose of Santander’s international advisory board is to provide strategic advice to the Group, with a strong focus on innovation, digital transformation, cybersecurity and new technologies. It will also deliver its insights regarding a broad variety of issues, such as capital market trends; corporate governance and talent; brand and reputation; regulatory matters and compliance; and global, customer-focused financial services. In this way, the Group benefits and receives structured and recurrent insights from international leaders who, due to other professional commitments, are not able to provide such support as members of the board. The international advisory board is expected to meet at least twice a year.

International advisory board composition

COMPOSITION NAME POSITION
Chairman Larry Summers Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and president emeritus of Harvard University
Members Sheila C. Bair Former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and former president of Washington College
Mike Rhodin Board member of TomTom, HzO and Syncsort. Former IBM senior vice president
Marjorie Scardino Former CEO of Pearson and director of Twitter
Francisco D’Souza CEO of Cognizant and director of General Electric
James Whitehurst Chairman and CEO of Red Hat
George Kurtz CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike
Blythe Masters Former CEO of Digital Asset Holdings
Nadia Schadlow Former deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy and Assistant to the President of the United States
Andreas Dombret Former board member of Deutsche Bundesbank and former vice chairman of Bank of America in Europe
Secretary Jaime Pérez Renovales