- José Antonio Álvarez was a speaker at the 2016 SRB Annual Conference.
José Antonio Álvarez became Chief Executive Officer of Banco Santander group in January 2015. Prior to this, he was the bank´s Chief Financial Officer, from 2004 to 2015 and the Head of its Finance Division from 2002 - 2004. Before joining Banco Santander, he was Head of the Finance Division of BBVA (1999 - 2002) and Argentaria (1995 - 1999). Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Banco Hipotecario de España, Vice President of Finanpostal Gestión Fondos de Inversión y Pensiones, and in roles at Banco de Crédito Industrial and Instituto Nacional de Industria. He has served as a member of the boards of directors of Santander Consumer Finance S.A, Santander Consumer Bank AG and Banco de Crédito Local S.A., among others, and on the supervisory boards of several of Grupo Banco Santander´s autonomous subsidiaries in Poland, Germany and the United States. He was Chairman of the European Banking Federation Banking Supervision Committee from 2009 – 2012 and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Santander Brasil and SAM Investments Holdings Limited. Mr. Álvarez holds a Bachelor´s Degree (Hons) in Economics and Business from Santiago de Compostela University and a Master´s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.