Mr. Olaizola joined the Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Board and the Santander Bank, N.A. Board in 2015. He serves as a member of the Risk Committee on both Boards.
Since 2005, Mr. Olaizola has served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for Technology and Operations at Santander UK. He participated in the transformation and integration of Abbey, Alliance & Leicester, Bradford and Bingley and GE Cards into what today is Santander UK. He previously served as Director of Manufacturing at Grupo Santander.
Prior to his time at Grupo Santander, M. Olaizola worked at IBM Global Services and served as the Vice President of EMEA (IBM Financial Services Consulting) in London, among other roles.
Since 2013, he has served as a Director of Santander Insurance Services UK Ltd and, since 2014, as a member of the advisory board of Fintech Investments. In addition, since 2015, he has served as a director of VISA Europe, where he was previously a director from 2010 to 2013.
Mr. Olaizola graduated from Universidad Autonoma and received an MBA from IESE Business School.