Ana Botín: The banks have not evicted anyone from 2012

Ana Botín, chairwoman of Banco Santander, spoke Wednesday to his departure from the bank in 1999 and his relationship with his father in the first programme of

Ana Botín: The banks have not evicted anyone from 2012

Ana Botín, chairwoman of Banco Santander, spoke Wednesday to his departure from the bank in 1999 and his relationship with his father in the first programme of the new season of Planet Calleja, with whom he travelled to Greenland to learn about the effects of climate change in one of the areas of the planet most affected by this global issue. He said that his most important job is the ability to change the lives of the people: “The impact you can have is huge.” “The banks have not evicted anyone from 2012,” said Loot to the adventurer and presenter Jesús Calleja.

for a little over 70 minutes, Loot reviewed some of the crucial moments of his personal and professional life, including his career in Santander since 1988. The banker spoke with the presenter of its three stages in the entity: when he joined to lead the expansion into Latin america; the term as president of Banesto; and its subsequent incorporation into the Santander, first as business manager in United Kingdom and later as president of the group.

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Loot, he referred to his departure from the bank before the merger of the Santander and Central Hispano in 1999. He recalled that a cover of THE COUNTRY Weekly starred in February of that year and that executives of the entity with which they would merge interpreted as a warning of its launch as a future head forced a call from his father, the then president Emilio Botín, saying that he had to abandon his office of councilor director-general. Loot said to understand the decision of his father, but that the ways in which he communicated his departure will hurt. “I think what could have been done differently,” he said to Alley. Of his work at the bank, stressed that “the most rewarding thing” is to get people to take action, “we move from talking to doing, that is the most difficult thing”.

his work at the bank, stressed that “the most rewarding thing” is getting people to take action: “We move from talking to doing, that is the most difficult thing”. Loot also spoke on some topical issues, such as climate change or feminism. “The data are irrefutable, climate change is happening and it is man who is accelerating,” he said. Is surprised that there are people “of certain classes” that will challenge her to become a feminist. “The question is how it understands and what it means today to be a feminist, for me, is to support equal opportunities. I say: you look at what I have done and you try to judge me based on what I have done, not if I am black or white, man or woman,” he concluded.

Also alluded to by the reputation of the dealer. “To our shareholders it has cost them money in the crisis to help the banks. We have helped to resolve the financial crisis", he stressed. “We have to be very conscious of how we advise our clients when they invest the risks they are assuming,” he added. And he insisted on the importance of motivation. “If you think about the failure you're sunk”, commented the presenter, who spoke of the various stages that had happened in his 21 years of professional life. “The problem is when you get a job suddenly. Give too big a leap in any thing is not good because there are things that you have not been able to assimilate,” he concluded.

As a finale, also referred to the process of digitization, which lives in the global economy. And there he spoke of the winners: “In the industrial revolution, Europe was the winner. In the digital, China and the united States, until now.”

Updated Date: 09 January 2020, 02:00

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