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Banco Santander continues its digital transformation. As has been communicated to the Commission National of the Market of Values (CNMV), the entity has appointed R. Martin Chavez as independent director within its technology strategy. So, it will form part of the committees ‘ remuneration; supervision of risks, regulation and enforcement; and innovation and technology.
This is an old officer of Goldman Sachs . An investment banker with 20 years of experience in this firm, of which he came to occupy positions of responsibility as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In 2019 had already abandoned the institution.
“he Began his career as a software engineer and founded various technology companies in Silicon Valley and New York , so that also brings the digital experience to the council”, has informed Santander of the Spanish supervisor. Chavez will replace Esther Giménez-Salinas, who leaves the council after eight years.
The technological revolution of the bank does not end here. Banco Santander will appoint Sebastian Gunningham president of Santander Consumer Finance and vice president of open bank, subject to regulatory approval, and will also be senior advisor to the chairman Ana Botín in the field of technology. And will do the same with Francisco D’souza that will reinforce its collaboration with the entity and from now on will be the strategic advisor of the group for the development of Santander’s Global Platform (SGP).
Three technology profiles and digital, that have in common the fact of being americans. “Marty, Sebastian and Frank have a wide experience and will bring great value to the group in the development and execution of our digital transformation. All three have outstanding careers and I am delighted to have them to continue to develop our strategy to be the best open platform of financial services,” said Loot.