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Emilio Botin

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Date of Birth: 01/10/1934

Age: 82

Place of birth: Santander

Citizenship: Spain

The head of the second Bank of the importance of Europe

Emilio was born in Santander, Cantabria (Santander, Cantabria), in the north of Spain (Spain). He received his education in the walls of the University of Valladolid (University of Valladolid) and the University of Deusto (University of Deusto).

In 1986, Botin succeeded his father as president of the bank `Santander`. Bank this was just one of many Spanish banks and from the rest basically does not stand out. By the time Botin with banking knew firsthand - he could fairly to work in this field; kakoy-to degree in Banking Botin had blood - his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were bankers.

In 1993, `Santander` swallowed `Banco Espanol de Credito`; in 1999 it merged c `Banco Central Hispano`, thus forming the largest bank in the country - `Banco Santander Central Hispano`. The new bank, Emilio Botin was promoted to president - along with the former head of the `Central Hispano` Amusategi Jose Maria (Jose Maria Amusategui). In 2002 Amusategi retired.

In 2004, the `Banco Santander Central Hispano` bought the British bank `Abbey National`; `BSCH` sliyaniesdelalo is the second largest bank of the whole of Europe.

In July of 2008 the magazine `Euromoney`` Santander` recognized as the best bank in the world. In total, under the direction of Emilio Botin Bank received this honorary title three times already.

It is known that Emilio, despite the relatively high position, is actively interested in a variety of practical aspects of the activities of the bank; he is addicted to constant expansion and regularly visits the various branches `Santander`.

In 2010, the Spanish tax authorities learned that Botin have secret accounts in some Swiss banks; as it turned out, belonged to the family of those accounts at least since 1937. Botin and the tax failed to reach a compromise; banker this compromise has managed in 200 million euros. In 2012, the Supreme Court of Spain (Spain`s High Court) finally took off on Botin Wienen, confirming that the deposited funds tax office fully satisfied.

Emilio Botin married; he and his wife, a prominent patron of the arts Paloma O `Shea Artinyano (Paloma O `Shea Artinano), six children. In his spare time Botin play golf, hunt and fish.

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