A Venezuelan elected president of the Spanish Association of Banks

Venezuelans continue to write the history of the world. This is the case of Alejandra Kindelan Oteza, who was unanimously elected president of the Spanish Association of Banks (AEB). She thus becomes the first woman to head the foundation since its birth in 1977.

The 50-year-old from Caracas will chair the AEB board of directors for four years, replacing Jose Maria Roldan, who announced his resignation in April 2021 to run for a third term.

Kindlan expressed his gratitude for the support and the honor of being represented by all entities and succeeded Roldan in this position.

It is also committed to working with entities to address key industry challenges, such as the digital transformation of banks or the transition to green finance, and to working to bring the sector closer to society and better understand the role of banks.

Kindelán has developed most of his career in the financial sector. Until now, she was Director of Research, Public Policy and Corporate Relations at Banco Santander.

She was also a member of the board of directors of Santander Consumer Finance in Europe (SCF) and Banco Santander Argentina, as well as executive vice-president of the business advisory board of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and president of the Commission Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Banking Union, among other positions. On executive or advisory committees For educational institutions and the sector.

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