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José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez

Chief Executive Officer, Banco Santander

José Antonio Álvarez is Chief Executive Officer and member of board of directors at Banco Santander since 2015. He graduated in Economics and Business Administration and earned afterwards an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 2002, he joined the Bank and was appointed group chief financial officer in 2004.

Other significant positions: Mr Álvarez serves on the boards of Banco Santander (Brasil), S.A. and SAM Investment Holding Limited. He was also a board member at Santander Consumer Finance, S.A. and Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and a member of the supervisory boards of Santander Consumer AG, Santander Consumer Holding GMBH, and Bank Zachodni WBK, S.A. Furthermore, he served as a board member of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME).

José Antonio Álvarez was born in 1960 in Leon, Spain.