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Ana Patricia Botín

Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea
Born Ana Patricia Botín O'Shea
(1960-10-04) 4 October 1960
Santander, Spain
Nationality Spain
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College
Harvard University
Occupation Banker
Known for CEO of Santander UK
Spouse(s) Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui
Children Felipe Morenés Botín, Javier Morenés Botín, Pablo Morenés Botín
Relatives Emilio Botín (father), Paloma O'Shea (mother)

Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O'Shea (born in 1960) is a Spanish businesswoman. On 10 September 2014 she was appointed chair of Santander Group.[1] 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.[2] In 2009, she was ranked 45th.[3] In February 2013 she was assessed as the 3rd most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.[4]


Ana Patricia Botín is one of the daughters of Spanish banker Emilio Botín who was the former Executive Chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander and Paloma O'Shea, 1st Marquise of O'Shea. She studied Economics at Bryn Mawr College (U.S.A.) and attended Harvard College at Harvard University.

She worked for eight years at United States. 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, Ana Patricia became the successor of António Horta Osório as Chief Executive of Santander UK.[5]

In 2013, she was appointed as a director at the Coca-Cola Company by the company's board.[6]

In September 2014 she was appointed chair of the Santander Group.[7]


  1. ^ BBC News, Santander appoints Ana Botin as chairwoman
  2. ^ "#99 Ana Patricia Botín". Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". 2009-08-19. 
  4. ^ BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour Power list
  5. ^ "Ana Patricia Botin to Head Santander UK". New York Times. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Coca-Cola board elects Ana Botin as a director
  7. ^ Ana Botín, unanimously appointed to chair the board of Banco Santander

External links

  • Profile of Ana Patricia Botin -
  • Ana Patricia Botín named 2005 Businesswoman
  • Ana Patricia Botín, the most reputed woman 2010 by MERCO in Spain
  • Financial Times names Ana Patricia Botín the most powerful woman in Europe
  • Ana Patricia Botín promotes educational projects for secondary degrees
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