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Emilio Bot?-n-Sanz de Sautuola y Garc?-a de los R?-os, Marquis Consort of O'Shea, (born 1 October 1934) is a Spanish banker. He is the Executive Chairman of Spain's Grupo Santander. In 1993 his bank absorbed Banco Espa??ol de Cr?(C)dito (Banesto), and in 1999 it merged with Banco Central Hispano creating Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH), which became Spain's largest bank, of which he was co-president with Central Hispano's Jos?(C) Mar?-a Amusategui, until Amusategui retired in 2002. In 2004, BSCH acquired the British bank Abbey National, making BSCH the second largest bank in Europe by market capitalisation. In July 2008 Santander was named the Best Bank in the World by Euromoney magazine. He is known for his obsession with growth and performance as well as regularly visiting branches.
Bot?-n, Marquis Consort of O'Shea, was born in Santander, Cantabria, on the northern coast of Spain, the eldest of two sons of Emilio Bot?-n y Sanz de Sautuola, born in 18 January 1903, and Ana Mar?-a Garc?-a de los R?-os y Caller. After attending as a boarding student the Jesuit school of Colegio de la Inmaculada, in Gij??n, he studied Law at the University of Valladolid in Valladolid and Economics at the University of Deusto in Bilbao. In 1986 Emilio Bot?-n, then aged 52, took over from his father as president of the Banco de Santander, one of many banks that existed in Spain at the time. Bot?-n was no newcomer to the banking world. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all bankers.
Bot?-n is married to Paloma O'Shea Arti??ano, 1st Marquise of O'Shea, a patron of the arts; they have six children. His daughter Carmen was married to golfer Seve Ballesteros from 1988 to 2004.
Bot?-n's favorite pastimes are hunting, fishing and golf. In 2005 Forbes put Emilio Bot?-n's net worth at $1.7 billion. Bot?-n's eldest daughter, Ana Patricia Bot?-n, was the President of Banesto from 2002 to November 2010 and is the CEO of
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