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Gabriel Jaramillo

Gabriel Jaramillo, Chairman, CEO, Sovereign Bank

Gabriel Jaramillo is Chairman, CEO, and President of Sovereign Bank and Santander Holdings USA, Inc.  Mr. Jaramillo has over 34 years of experience in the financial sector.  He has served in many executive positions.

His professional history includes head of Chilean Operation for Marine Midland Bank from 1979 to 1983.  He worked for Citibank where he had, at different times from 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1994, the responsibilities as CEO for Colombia and Mexico and for commercial activities in various Latin American countries.  In 1996 he joined Grupo Santander as Managing Director and from 1997 to 1999 served as President of Banco Santander Brazil.  Mr. Jaramillo later served as President of Banco Santander Brazil and serves as a member of the Board of Directors.  In 2008 he became Advisor to the Chairman of Grupo Santander and joined the Board of Directors of Sovereign. Mr. Jaramillo assumed the responsibilities of Chairman, CEO, and President of Sovereign Bank in January of 2009.

He is married and has two daughters. He graduated from California State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration in 1975.