Ana Patricia Botín

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Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea
Ana Patricia Botín en el Foro Económico Mundial.jpg
Born Ana Patricia Botín O'Shea
(1960-10-04) 4 October 1960 (age 53)
Santander, Spain
Nationality Spain
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College
Harvard University
Occupation Banker
Known for CEO of Santander UK
Spouse(s) Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui
Children Felipe Morenés Botín, Javier Morenés Botín, Pablo Morenés Botín
Relatives Emilio Botín (father), Paloma O'Shea (mother)
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Botín-Sanz de Sautuola and the second or maternal family name is O'Shea.

Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea, born in 1960 in Santander, is a Spanish businesswoman. Since December 2010 she has served as CEO (replacing António Horta-Osório[1]) of Santander UK,[2] the British banking subsidiary of the Santander Group.

In 2005, Botín was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 99th most powerful woman in the world.[3] In 2009, she was ranked 45th.[4] In February 2013 she was assessed as the 3rd most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.[5]

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Ana Patricia Botín is one of the daughters of Spanish billionaire Emilio Botín who is the Executive Chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander and Paloma O'Shea, 1st Marquise of O'Shea, from whom she is expected to succeed in her title. She studied Economics at Bryn Mawr College (U.S.A.) and attended Harvard College at Harvard University.

She worked for seven years at JP Morgan in the United States. In 1988, she came back to Spain and began working for the Santander Group. She was the executive chairman of the Spanish bank, Banco Español de Crédito.

In 2000 she founded "Suala Capital", a Venture Capital Investment Fund,[6] but in 2006 she resigned from it in the wake of disappointing results.[7][8]

In November 2010, Ana Patricia became the successor of António Horta Osório as Chief Executive of Santander's UK Operation.[9]

In 2013, she was appointed as a director at the Coca-Cola Company by the company's board.[10]

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