Román Blanco has been appointed as Santander’s new Country Head in the United States, replacing Jorge Morán, who has decided to leave the group to pursue other professional interests.
Román Blanco was born in Sendelle, Pontevedra (Spain) in 1964 and joined Santander in 2004. He was an executive in Brazil before being appointed Country Head for Colombia in 2007. In 2012 he took charge of Santander’s operations in Puerto Rico, which, in June this year, became part of the group’s organizational structure in the U.S.
"He will now take over from Jorge Morán, who has completed the reorganization of the group’s business units in the United States and Sovereign Bank’s implementation of the Santander group technical and operating platform", said the bank in a press release.