Banco Santander announces Gina Diez Barroso to its Board as Independent Director

– SPAIN, Boadilla del Monte –  Banco Santander S.A. (BME: SAN | LON: BNC) today announced the appointment of Ms Gina Diez Barroso to its Board as an independent director, subject to required regulatory authorizations.

Ms Gina Diez Barroso will fill the vacancy left by Mr Rodrigo Echenique after having stepped down from his executive positions as vice chairman of the Bank and chairman of Santander Spain in May 2019.

About Gina Diez Barroso

Ms Gina Diez Barroso, a Mexican entrepreneur, is the founder and president of Diarq Group, a Mexican company devoted to architecture and design that carries out real estate projects in Mexico and the United States, as well as of Universidad Centro, Mexico City’s first university specializing in creative studies. She has a long career dating back more than 20 years in the real estate and education sectors, in addition to the experience she acquired in banking as an independent director of Banco Santander Mexico. She also has extensive knowledge of responsible business and sustainability as a result of having been a charter member and trustee of foundations focusing on education, gender diversity and social support.

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