Antonio Horta-Osorio

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"António Horta-Osório has a long and successful career in the banking sector, which started in 1987 at Citibank, followed by Goldman Sachs in New York and London. In 1993 he was invited by Emilio Botín to Santander, where he created the Banco Santander de Negócios Portugal, having led the bank's operations in this country, in Brazil and later in the United Kingdom, becoming Executive Vice President of Santander Group in 1999.

"In 2010 he was appointed CEO of Lloyds, having accepted non-executive director positions at the Bank of England and in some major economic groups, such as Exor (holding company of the Agnelli family) and INPAR (holding company of the Lemann family), which he still maintains. Last summer he announced his departure from Lloyds at the end of the current term, and in December it was announced that he will be the future Chairman of the Credit Suisse bank, from May this year onwards." [1]

Joined the Board of Lloyds Banking Group "on 17 January 2011 as an Executive Director and became Group Chief Executive on 1 March 2011. Started his career at Citibank Portugal where he was head of capital markets. At the same time, was an assistant professor at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa. Then worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and London. In 1993, joined Grupo Santander as Chief Executive of Banco Santander de Negocios Portugal and then became Chief Executive Officer of Banco Santander Brazil. In 2000, became Chief Executive Officer of Santander Totta, and Chairman from 2006 until 2011, as well as Executive Vice President of Grupo Santander and a member of its Management Committee. Joined Santander UK, as a Non-Executive Director in November 2004 and from August 2006 until November 2010, was its Chief Executive. A Non-Executive Director of Fundação Champalimaud in Portugal and a Governor of London Business School. Formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England. " [1]

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  1. Lloyds Banking Group Board, organizational web page, accessed July 1, 2012.