Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea
Ana Patricia Botín O'Shea
4 October 1960
|Alma mater||Bryn Mawr College|
|Occupation||Executive Chairman, Santander Group|
|Salary||€10,580,000 (total compensation, 2017)|
|Net worth||US$800 million (2018)|
|Spouse(s)||Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui|
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, 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. In 2009, she was ranked 45th. In February 2013, she was ranked the third most powerful woman in the UK by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4. In 2016, she was ranked the 10th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and in 2017 she rose to the Number 9 spot.
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. She studied economics at Bryn Mawr College.
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 1983, she married fellow banker Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui, son of the Marquis of Borghetto, a wealthy landowner. They have three children: Felipe Morenés Botín, Javier Morenés Botín, and Pablo Morenés Botín.
That same year, Botín was presented with the first Award for Responsible Capitalism. The award ceremony was held at Lancaster House in London, and presented by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
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