Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
Born in 1960 in Santander, Spain. Graduate in Economics.
Joined the board of directors in 1989.
Joined the bank after a period at JP Morgan (1980-1988). Ms Botín was appointed executive vice president of Banco Santander, S.A. in 1992, after having served as executive chairman of Banesto from 2002 to 2010 and chief executive officer of Santander UK from 2010 to 2014.
Other significant positions: She is a non-executive director of The Coca-Cola Company. She is also a member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board (FSTIB), created by the British Ministry of Economy to promote the financial services industry of the United Kingdom. She is also Dame Commander of the British Empire.
This year the Santander International Banking Conference is bringing together representatives from the most relevant public and private institutions who will take part in different keynotes, conversations and panels throughout the day.