Timothy H. Wennes

Timothy H. Wennes

Santander US CEO and Country Head; President and CEO of Santander Bank, N.A.

Tim Wennes is the Santander US Chief Executive Officer and Country Head, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Santander Bank, N.A. (SBNA). Tim is responsible for managing all Santander US businesses, as well as establishing and executing long-range growth strategies in the United States.

Santander US is comprised of Santander Bank, with top 20 multifamily and commercial real estate lending businesses and growing consumer and commercial banking activities in the Northeast; Santander Consumer – a top 10 auto lender; strong corporate and investment banking division; and a thriving wealth management business. With a focus on digital innovation and investments that drive a best-in-class customer experience, Tim and his leadership team are building on Santander’s global strength and scale to accelerate growth and brand recognition in the U.S.

Tim joined Santander in September 2019. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, and is a member of the Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and SBNA Boards of Directors and Executive Committees and the SBNA Strategy Committees. Tim was appointed to the Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., the Banco Santander International and the Santander Capital Holdings LLC (SCHL) Boards of Directors in August 2022. He served on the SCHL Board until December 2023 when he was appointed to the Santander US Capital Markets LLC Board. He also serves on the governing board for the nonprofit Operation HOPE, Inc., which focuses on financial dignity and inclusion, and helping people secure a better future through financial education.

Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA in International Business from California State University Fullerton.

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