Emilio Botín, the man who turned Santander into a financial giant, dies
This Wednesday, the head of the largest financial group in Latin America and the main banking entity in the euro area died. Emilio Botín, president of Banco Santander, has died at the age of 79 from a heart attack.
Botín, heir to a banking dynasty, started running Banco Santander in 1986 and was responsible for its international expansion, especially with a large presence in Latin America.
As a result, the Santander Group is today one of the world’s leading financial institutions.
In addition to being the main financial entity in the euro zone, the Santander group has a 10% market share in Latin America.