Mahesh Aditya

Mahesh Aditya


Mahesh Aditya was appointed Santander’s Group Chief Risk Officer in April 2023.

He was appointed to the Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (SHUSA) and the Santander Bank, N.A. (SBNA) Boards of Directors in December 2023. He was appointed to the SHUSA and SBNA Risk Committees in February 2024.

Mahesh was named President and CEO of Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc. (SC) in December 2019. He served on the SC Board from August 2017 to December 2023 and was appointed as Vice Chairman in August 2022.

He joined SHUSA in March 2017 as US Chief Operating Officer and was named US Chief Risk Officer in May 2018. Prior to joining Santander, he was the Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Operating Committee for Visa Inc.

Mahesh started his career with Citibank in Risk Management and Operations in India. He then helped start Citibank’s Credit Card and Retail Banking business in Egypt. He was subsequently based in Madrid as Chief Risk Officer of Citibank Spain and Portugal and later in New York as CRO for Citibank North America. Mahesh left Citibank after 17 years and joined JPMorgan Chase as Chief Risk Officer of Retail Banking and later served as CRO Mortgage Banking.

Mahesh has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

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