|Birth Name:||Ana Patricia Botín|
|Date of Birth:||04/10/1960|
|Age:||62 years old|
|Net Worth:||$135 million|
Best known as Spanish banker, Ana Patricia Botín net worth rose as she became executive chairman of Santander Group and CEO of Santander UK.
Born in 1960, Ana Patricia Botín is a renowned Spanish banker. She served as the CEO of Santander UK from late-2010 until she became the executive chairman of Santander Group in 2014. Ana Patricia Botín net worth hiked with Forbes listing her as the 99th most powerful woman in the world in 201. Similarly, Women’s Hour listed her as the third most powerful woman in the UK.
Ana Patricia Botín was born Ana Patricia Botín-Sanz de Sautuola O’Shea on October 4, 1960 in Santander, Spain. She was born as the daughter of Spanish banker Emilio Botín and Marquise O’Shea. Her father was the executive chairman of Grupo Santander, Spain. Talking about the education of Botín, she studied economics at Bryn Mawr College.
Professional Career Highlights
The economics graduate started her professional career working with JP Morgan in the US for eight years. Later, she returned to Spain in 1988 and began to work for the Santander Group. She has been one of the reasons for Santander’s international expansion, especially in Latin America. Botín proved to be an asset to the company by developing corporate banking, asset management and treasury.
Her hard work and skills raised her position within the Santander Group and outside. As a result, Ana Patricia Botín net worth rose in 2002 when she became the executive chairman of the Spanish bank Banesto. During her tenure there, she raised the bank’s recognition and service quality, which eventually heightened Banesto’s ranking.
Botín’s success story ranges from serving as chief executive to director. She succeeded Antonio Horta in the position of chief executive of Santander UK in 2010. During her position in Santander UK, she contributed to increase of its market share to 50%. According to Money Savings Expert, Santander UK became one of the best providers of current accounts and best in customer service. Three years later, Ana Patricia Botín net worth accelerated as she became the director of multinational corporation, Coca-Cola.
The following year, i.e. in September of 2014, Santander Group appointed Botín as their chair. She holds this position as the fourth generation of the Botín family.
In 2015, there was an announcement that said Botín would be an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Ana Patricia Botín net worth rose to this extent due to her service for British financial sector. Ana Patricia Botín received her first award in 2015 for Responsible Capitalism in the award ceremony that was held at Lancaster House in London.
Currently, Botín is in Bloomberg’s list of 50 Most Influential people. Forbes has listed her as the 99th most powerful woman in the world in 2013. Similarly, Women’s Hour listed her as the third most powerful woman in the UK.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Apart from the executive and leadership positions, Ana Patricia Botín also showed her interest in corporate social responsibility. Being the chair of Banco Santander, she has involved in social responsibility activities and supported entrepreneurs.
Ana Patricia Botín founded Expresa y Crecimiento Foundation and serves as the vice chair of it. The foundation finances small and medium enterprises in Latin America. In addition, she founded the Conocimiento y Desarrollo foundation with an aim to promote universities’ involvement in socio-economic development. Ana Patricia Botín is the chair of this nonprofit foundation.
Personal Life, Husband and Children
Ana Patricia Botín married her fellow banker Guillermo Morenés Mariátegui in 1983. Mariátegui is the son of wealthy landowner, Marquis. Botín and Mariátegui have three children: Felipe Morenés Botín, Javier Morenés Botín, and Pablo Morenés Botín.
It was her wealthy husband, Mariátegui, who bought six-bedroom home in Belgravia, London in 2010. The couple also owns a jouse in the Swiss Ski Resort of Gstaad. This vast expenses and property gives us a fair idea of Botín’s net worth.
According to the recent data, she has the salary of €6,861,000, which is equal to $8 million. Thus, this high salary and has rose Ana Patricia Botín net worth to $135 million.