Ana Patricia Botín

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Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea
Ana Patricia Botín en el Foro Económico Mundial.jpg
Ana Patricia Botín during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 in Davos
Born Ana Patricia Botín O'Shea
(1960-10-04) 4 October 1960 (age 54)
Santander, Spain
Nationality Spain
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College
Harvard Business School
Occupation Banker
Known for CEO of Santander Group
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) is a Spanish businesswoman. On 10 September 2014 she was appointed chair of Santander Group.[1] Prior to this she was CEO of Santander UK, a role she held from December 2010.

In 2005, Botín was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 99th most powerful woman in the world.[2] In 2009, she was ranked 45th.[3] In February 2013 she was assessed as the third most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.[4]


Botín is a daughter of Spanish banker Emilio Botín who was the former Executive Chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander and Paloma O'Shea, 1st Marquise of O'Shea. She studied Economics at Bryn Mawr College (U.S.A.) and attended Harvard Business School.[5]

She worked for eight years at JP Morgan in the United States. In 1988, she came back to Spain and began working for the Santander Group. In 2002 she became the executive chairman of the Spanish bank, Banesto.

In November 2010, Botín became the successor of António Horta Osório as Chief Executive of Santander UK.[6]

In 2013, she was appointed as a director at the Coca-Cola Company by the company's board.[7]

In September 2014 she was appointed chair of the Santander Group.[8]


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