José María Fuster (age 56) is the Santander Bank Innovation Managing Director and Executive Committee member.
Prior to that, Mr. Fuster was the global Managing Director of Technology & Operations and Executive Committee member in Santander Bank.
He was appointed Chief Information Officer of Banco Santander, S.A. in 2003, responsible for providing the technological and operational systems that support the Banco Santander group’s accounting and risk functions which provides him with a strong knowledge and focus on technology matters.
On top of that, he is member of several Boards such us Santander UK, Santander Bank Germany and 4B Systems among others (more appointments below).
Prior to that Mr. Fuster worked for IBM and Arthur Andersen, moving latter into the Financial Services where he worked for CitiBank and NATWEST Bank. In 1988 he joined Banesto as Production Manager. In 1994 he joined Santander Group.
Mr. Fuster is Major as Aeronautical Engineer from Politécnica University in Madrid and he holds a Master in Financial Management from Instituto de Empresa, Madrid.
Other principal appointments Director of Santander Consumer Bank AG Member of the BIG DATA Institute of CARLOS III University (Madrid)