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 Spanish
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College
Harvard Business School
Occupation Banker
Known for CEO of Santander Group
Salary €6,861,000 (total compensation, 2014)[1]
Net worth US$135 million (2015)[2]
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 4 October 1960) is a Spanish banker. On 10 September 2014 she was appointed chair of Santander Group,[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]

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 studied economics at Bryn Mawr College and attended Harvard Business School.[7]

Career[edit]

She worked for eight years at JP Morgan in the US. 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 succeeded António Horta Osório as chief executive of Santander UK.[8]

In 2013, she was appointed a director of the Coca-Cola Company.[9]

In September 2014, she was appointed chair of the Santander Group.[10] She is the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1983, she married fellow banker Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui, son of the Marquis of Borghetto, a wealthy landowner.[12] 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.[13] They also own a house in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Profile* Ana Botín-Sanz De Sautuola y O'Shea". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ana Botín". therichest. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ BBC News, Santander appoints Ana Botin as chairwoman
  4. ^ "#99 Ana Patricia Botín". forbes.com. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  5. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com. 2009-08-19. 
  6. ^ BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour Power list
  7. ^ King's College London, Santander Lecture with Ana Botín
  8. ^ "Ana Patricia Botin to Head Santander UK". New York Times. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Coca-Cola board elects Ana Botin as a director
  10. ^ Ana Botín, unanimously appointed to chair the board of Banco Santander
  11. ^ "Emilio Botín - obituary". Daily Telegraph. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Penty, Charles (8 March 2011). "Banking Queen Botin Plans U.K. IPO in Santander Succession Test". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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