Banco Santander SA engages in the provision of banking services for individuals, companies, and institutions. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Retail Banking, Global Wholesale Banking, and Asset Management and Insurance. The Retail Banking segment covers all customer banking businesses. The Global Wholesale Banking segment engages in global corporate banking, investment banking and equities business. The Asset Management and Insurance segment includes the contribution of various units to the group in the design and management of mutual and pension funds and insurance. The company's operations are carried out through Continental Europe, United Kingdom, and Latin America geographical segments. The company was founded on March 21, 1857 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain
Mr Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos, Chairman Executive director
Born in Santander (Spain) in 1934. Joined the board in 1960. Graduate in Economics and Law.
He was appointed for the first time a director of the Bank on 4 July 1960. He was re-elected by the general meetings of shareholders of 1964, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2012.
Mr Alfredo Sáenz Abad, Second vice-chairman and chief executive officer
Born in Getxo, Biscay (Spain ) in 1942. Joined the board in 1994. Graduate in Economics and Law.
He was appointed for the first time a director of the Bank on 11 July 1994. He was re-elected by the general meetings of shareholders of 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 and of 10 June 2010.
Other significant positions: former chief executive officer and first vice-chairman of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, S.A. and chairman of Banco Español de Crédito, S.A. (Banesto).