Santander UK appoints new chief people officer

Santander chief people officerSantander UK has appointed Juan Ignacio Echeverria (pictured) as its chief people officer.

Reporting to chief executive officer Mike Regnier, Echeverria will join the UK executive committee in the coming weeks, and will be responsible for building on the bank’s people strategy.

He has nearly 30 years’ experience in financial services and joins from Santander Group Mexico, where he was chief human resources officer from 2016. Prior to this was head of compensations and administrations HR at Santander Group.

Echeverria started his career in corporate banking before moving into HR 14 years ago, and has worked and studied in the US, Latin America, Spain and China.

Regnier said: “I am delighted to welcome Juan Ignacio Echeverria as Santander UK’s new chief people officer. Juan has had an outstanding career in financial services and has an incredibly broad HR skillset and strong commercial mindset.

“With a passion for creating workplace cultures where people can thrive, learn and develop their skills, Juan will be a great asset to our team as we continue both to deliver our transformation programme and build on our status as a leading employer where all our people feel they belong and are able to succeed.”