Corporate governance

We have a strong commitment to continuously strengthening our corporate governance framework and further improving its soundness and effectiveness in the coming years.

Board of directors

Throughout 2018, we continued to refresh and strengthen our board, reflecting our strong commitment to ensuring balance and diversity.

Click on each director’s photograph to see his or her biography.

1. Ms Ana Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y O'Shea

  • Group executive chairman
  • Executive director
Executive committeeInnovation and technology committeeResponsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

2. Mr José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez

  • Vice chairman1 & Chief executive officer
  • Executive director
Executive committeeInnovation and technology committee

3. Mr Bruce Carnegie-Brown

  • Vice chairman lead independent director
  • Non-executive director (independent)
Executive committeeAppointments committeeRemuneration committeeRisk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)Innovation and technology committee

4. Mr Rodrigo Echenique Gordillo

  • Vice chairman
  • Executive director
Executive committee

5. Ms Homaira Akbari

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Audit committeeInnovation and technology committeeResponsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

6. Mr Ignacio Benjumea Cabeza de Vaca

  • Non-executive director
Executive committeeRemuneration committeeRisk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)Responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

7. Mr Javier Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y O’Shea

  • Non-executive director

8. Mr Álvaro Cardoso de Souza

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)Responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

9. Ms Sol Daurella Comadrán

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Appointments committeeRemuneration committeeResponsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

10. Mr Guillermo de la Dehesa Romero

  • Non-executive director2
Executive committeeAppointments committeeRemuneration committeeInnovation and technology committee

11. Mr Carlos Fernández González

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Audit committeeAppointments committeeRemuneration committee

12. Ms Esther Giménez-Salinas i Colomer

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)Responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

13. Mr Ramiro Mato García-Ansorena

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Executive committeeAudit committeeRisk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)Responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

14. Ms Belén Romana García

  • Non-executive director (independent)
Executive committeeAudit committeeRisk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)Innovation and technology committeeResponsible banking, sustainability and culture committee

15. Mr Juan Miguel Villar Mir

  • Non-executive director (independent)3

16. Mr Jaime Pérez Renovales

  • General secretary and secretary of the board
Executive committee
Audit committee
Appointments committee
Remuneration committee
Risk supervision, regulation and compliance committee (board risk committee)
Innovation and technology committee
Responsible banking, sustainability and culture committee