Ana Botín

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Ana Botín

Mandataria recibió en audiencia a Ana Botín, en el marco de la Cumbre ONU Mujeres realizada en Chile (cropped).jpg
Ana Patricia Botín within the framework of the UN Women Summit held in Chile in 2015
Ana Patricia Botín O'Shea

(1960-10-04) 4 October 1960 (age 59)
Santander, Spain
Alma materBryn Mawr College
OccupationExecutive Chairman, Santander Group
Spouse(s)Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui
Parent(s)Emilio Botín
Paloma O'Shea

Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea, DBE (born 4 October 1960) is a Spanish banker. On 10 September 2014 she was appointed executive chairman of Santander Group,[2][3] the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role. 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.[4] In 2009, she was ranked 45th.[5] In February 2013, she was ranked the third most powerful woman in the UK by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.[6] In 2016, she was ranked the 10th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes[7] and in 2017 she rose to the Number 9 spot.[8]

Early life[edit]

Botín is the daughter of Spanish banker Emilio Botín, who was the executive chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander, and Paloma O'Shea. She was educated at St Mary's School, Ascot.[9] She studied economics at Bryn Mawr College.[10]


Botín worked at JP Morgan in the US for eight years.[when?] In 1988, she returned 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 succeeded António Horta Osório as chief executive of Santander UK.[11]

In 2013, she was appointed a director of the Coca-Cola Company.[12]

In September 2014, she was appointed chair of the Santander Group.[13] She is the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role.[14]

Personal life[edit]

In 1983, she married fellow banker Guillermo Morenés y Mariátegui, son of the 9th Marquess of Borghetto, a wealthy landowner.[15] They have three children: Felipe Morenés Botín, Javier Morenés Botín, and Pablo Morenés Botín.

In 2010, her husband bought a six-bedroom home in Belgravia, London.[16] They also own a house in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad.[15]

In December 2015, it was announced she would be made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the British financial sector.[17]

That same year, Botín was presented with the FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism.[18][19] The award ceremony was held at Lancaster House in London, and presented by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.


  1. ^ "Executive Profile* Ana Botín-Sanz De Sautuola y O'Shea". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Santander appoints Ana Botin as chairwoman". BBC News.
  3. ^ "Ms Ana Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y O'Shea".
  4. ^ "#99 Ana Patricia Botín". Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  5. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". 19 August 2009.
  6. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour - The Power List 2013". BBC.
  7. ^ "#10 Ana Patricia Botín". Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  8. ^ "World's Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  9. ^ Agnew, Harriet; Jenkins, Patrick (16 January 2015). "London: Sexism and the City". Financial Times. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  10. ^ Pérez, María Jesús (15 September 2014). "Ana Botín, la discreta sombra de su padre" [Ana Botín, the discreet shadow of her father]. (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Ana Patricia Botin to Head Santander UK". New York Times. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Coca-Cola board elects Ana Botin as a director". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Ana Botín, unanimously appointed to chair the board of Banco Santander".
  14. ^ "Emilio Botín - obituary". Daily Telegraph. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  15. ^ a b Ruiz, Borja (13 September 2014). "Guillermo Morenés, el consorte de la nueva primera dama de la banca". El Mundo. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  16. ^ Penty, Charles (8 March 2011). "Banking Queen Botin Plans U.K. IPO in Santander Succession Test". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  17. ^ Trotman, Andrew (8 December 2015). "Santander boss Ana Botin awarded honorary damehood". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  18. ^ "British Ambassador to Spain tweets about FIRST Award presented to Botín".
  19. ^ "Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP presents award".

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