The FINANCIAL -- Santander UK’s Chief Executive Officer, Ana Botín, visited Cambridge
Judge Business School on Thursday 8 November to give a talk as part of
the MBA Cambridge Leadership Seminars series.
Talking to a full lecture theatre of students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the wider University, Ana spoke about the importance of enterprise to the recovery of the UK.
Ana was appointed CEO of Santander UK in December 2010, having joined the Banco Santander SA group back in 1988 and directing Banco Santander’s Latin American international expansion in the 1990s, where she was responsible for the Latin American Corporate Banking, Asset Management and Treasury areas. She was then Chief Executive Officer of Banco Santander de Negocios and has been a member of Banco Santander’s Board and Executive Committee since 1989, and of its Management Committee since 1994.
Judge Business School reported, in 2002 Ana was then appointed Executive Chairman of Banco Español DE Credito in Spain where she led the bank towards clear improvements in profitability, efficiency and brand recognition, as well as showing a commitment towards product innovation, SMEs and service quality.
Santander and the University of Cambridge signed a partnership agreement in 2008 through the bank’s Santander Universities Global Division. As a result, students and academics have benefitted from funding provided mainly for scholarships, mobility grants, entrepreneurial activities and other projects.