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Chairman’s daughter appointed Santander UK chief, say reports

Santander UK has reportedly appointed Ana Patricia Botin, daughter of Santander’s chairman, Emilio Botin, as its new head.

The BBC reports that the female Spaniard, 44, will take over from Antonio Horta-Osario when he leaves to join Lloyds banking Group as group chief executive in March next year.

Previously she has been chairman of Spanish bank, Banco Espanol de Credito and worked for seven years at JP Morgan.

In 1988, she came back to Spain and began working for the Santander Group.

Botín studied at Harvard University and graduated in Economics at Bryn Mawr College.


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  • steves1 3rd November 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hopefully she will bring some sanity to this company and start respecting its front of house staff, paying them the correct salaries and then start to deal with the hugh hugh list of complaints they have to deal with on an hourly basis every day of the week.But then pigs will be flying.