Ana Patricia Botín

Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea, DBE (born 4 October 1960) is a Spanish banker. On 10 September 2014 she was appointed executive chairman of Santander Group, the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role. 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. In 2009, she was ranked 45th. In February 2013, she was ranked the third most powerful woman in the UK by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. In 2016, she was ranked the 10th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and in 2017 she rose to the Number 9 spot.

Botín worked at JP Morgan in the US for eight years. In 1988, she returned to Spain and began working for the Santander Group. In 2002, she became the executive chairman of the Spanish bank, Banesto.

In November 2010, Botín succeeded António Horta Osório as chief executive of Santander UK.

In 2013, she was appointed a director of the Coca-Cola Company.

In September 2014, she was appointed chair of the Santander Group. She is the fourth generation of the Botín family to hold this role.