José García Cantera

Chief Financial Officer, Banco Santander

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BIOGRAPHY

Jose Garcia Cantera is Senior Executive Vice-President of Banco Santander and he became Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Finance Division on January 2015.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Garcia Cantera was head of Global Wholesale Banking Division, reporting directly to the Group’s CEO since he was appointed in May 2012.

Mr. Garcia Cantera was CEO of Banesto since 2006, having joined the bank in September 2003 as Senior Executive-Vice President of Wholesale Banking, comprising Corporate Banking, Treasury, Capital Markets, Banesto Bolsa and the bank's international operations.

Before working at Banesto, Mr. Garcia Cantera held senior executive positions at Salomon Brothers-Citigroup. He was a member of the Management Committee of Citigroup EMEA and of the Board of Directors of Citigroup Capital Markets UK and Citigroup EMEA.

During his time as a Latin American stock analyst, he was rated as best analyst by a number of specialized publications including Institutional Investor, Reuters, Extel and Global Investor between 1995 and 2002.

Jose Garcia Cantera is an industrial engineer and holds an MBA from IE Business School.

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Meet Our Speakers

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.

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Ana Botín
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
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José Antonio
Álvarez
Chief Executive Officer, Banco Santander
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Markus Kerber
Director General and Member of the Presidential Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
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Andreas Dombret
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
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Martin Hellwig
Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
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John Berrigan
Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
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Mauro Grande
Board Member and Director Strategy and Policy Coordination, Single Resolution Board
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Verena Ross
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority
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Robert Frohwein
Chief Executive Officer, Kabbage
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Luis María Linde
Governor , Bank of Spain
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Frank D`Souza
Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, Cognizant; Member of the Board of Directors, General Electric; Member, Santander International Advisory Board
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Eileen Burbidge
FinTech Envoy, HM Treasury
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Liliana
Rojas-Suárez
Senior Fellow , Center for Global Development
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Christopher
Woolard
Director of Strategy and Competition, UK Financial Conduct Authority
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Robin Niblett
Director, Chatham House
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Burkhard Balz
Member of the Committee for Economic & Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
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Giuseppe Siani
Deputy Director General of Microprudential Supervision IV, ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
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Shriti Vadera
Chairman, Banco Santander UK
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Jose María Roldán
Chairman, AEB
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Silvia Marques
Director of Regulation, Central Bank of Brazil
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Luis de Guindos
Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Competitiveness, Government of Spain