Belén Romana

Belén Romana

Non Executive Director at Santander Group



Belén Romana is Non Executive Director at Santander Group, where she chairs the Audit Committee and is member of The Executive Committee as well as the Risk Committee and the Technology and Innovation Committee. She is also Non Executive Director at Aviva plc. (and member of the Risk, Governance and Nominations Committees) and the Italian subsidiary (Aviva s.p.a.). She also is advisor to SciTheWorld, an AI company.

She has sat on the Board of Directors of Acerinox, Banesto, AGEAS n.v., and of several state owned companies and agencies. 

Former secretary general of the Círculo de Empresarios (Spanish Association of Businessmen), she has been director of strategy and corporate development at the ONO Group (Spanish cable company). She holds a degree in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). She also undertook an internship in Germany. Finally, she has attended short programs at Harvard, Oxford and Singularity.

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