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IMPW 2018-Ana BotinIMPW 2018-Ana Botin
Juan Medina—Reuters
  • Title
    Executive Chair
  • Company
    Banco Santander
  • Country
    Spain
  • Age
    57

Botín helms the Eurozone’s largest bank by market capitalization, and Banco Santander performed solidly in 2017 with revenues and profits climbing 5.6% and 8.8% respectively. Those results were helped along by the Spanish bank’s global presence—results in Brazil, Mexico and Spain were especially strong—and a laser focus on cultivating loyal customers (up 24% by the bank’s count). Even so, investors have fretted about the bank’s struggling U.K. business and its lower-than-ideal capital ratios, sending the stock down 29% in the 12 months ending Aug. 30. Botín meanwhile is pushing the bank into blockchain and other technologies and is speaking up more on digital platforms herself these days: she’s become a regular on Twitter, and she explained why she’s a feminist on LinkedIn earlier this year.

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Personal Information

Country
Spain
Previous Rank
1
Newcomer?-

Company Financials

2017 Profits
7,461.0
2017 Revenues
87,400.9
Market Value as of 08/30/18 ($M)
80,842.5