Stephen A. Ferriss
Mr. Ferriss joined the Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Board in January 2012, where he is a member of the Audit and Compensation and Talent Management Committees and former Chairman of the Audit Committee. He served as a Director of Santander Bank, N.A. from 2012 to 2015, where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.
Mr. Ferriss is Vice Chairman of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. where he is Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Compensation and Talent Management, Audit and Executive Committees. Mr. Ferriss was appointed to the Banco Santander International Board of Directors on February 2018, where he is the Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He served as Chairman of the Board of Santander BanCorp and served as a member of its Compensation and Nominations Committee from 2015 to September 2020. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Banco Santander Puerto Rico during that time.
Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Santander Central Hispano Investment Services, Inc. from 1999 to 2002, and held various roles at Bankers Trust, including Managing Director and Partner of the Bankers Trust Global Investment Bank in London and New York. Prior to Bankers Trust, Mr. Ferriss spent 19 years at Bank of America.
In June 2016, Mr. Ferriss retired as a Senior Independent Director of Management Consulting Group PLC, London, where he was Chairman of the Nominations Committee and former Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was also a Director of Iberchem in Madrid, Spain from 2007 until 2013.
Mr. Ferriss graduated from Columbia College and received an MIA in Latin American International Economics from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.