Christiana Riley

Christiana Riley

Santander Group Regional Head of North America

Christiana joined Santander in 2023 as Regional Head of North America, with responsibility of all Santander businesses in Mexico and the United States. She is a member of the Santander Holdings USA, Inc (SHUSA)., Santander Bank, N.A. (SBNA)  and Corporate and Investment Banking New York Boards. Christiana is Co-Chair of the SBNA Strategy Committee and a member of the SHUSA and SBNA Compensation and Talent Management Committees. She is also a member of the PagoNxt Board, a leading payment solution provider for merchants, international corporates, SMEs, and consumers, fully owned by Santander.

Prior to joining Santander, Christiana spent 17 years at Deutsche Bank, where she held several leadership positions in both Europe and the Americas, including CFO and COO of the Corporate and Investment Bank, CEO of the Americas, and a member of the group’s Management Board. She also chaired the Audit Committee for the Deutsche Post transaction, enabling the integration of the retail bank into the group.

Christiana is an active member of the wider civic and business community and has held various active Trustee positions including The Clearing House, the Institute of International Bankers, London Business School, the Partnership for New York City, and the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

Christiana graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, and holds an MBA from the London Business School.

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