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Ezequiel Szafir

Ezequiel is the CEO of Openbank, the digital bank of Group Santander.

He joined Santander from Amazon Europe where he was Vice President and Board member, based in Luxembourg. His experience in digital goes back to 1998 when he joined Liberty Global as Vice President EMEA for their internet access and division. Ezequiel was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. at the Amsterdam office and Strategy and Operations Director for Nike Europe, based in The Netherlands. For Deloitte, he was Partner of the Financial Advisory Services practice. He also served as Managing Director of Grupo Cortefiel. Ezequiel started his career as a journalist, and has authored two novels: Marina de Buenos Aires and París 2041 (Ediciones B – Penguin-Random House).

He is a Doctor in Psychology (PhD) from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Master of Science in Business Administration at the ADL School of Management at Boston College, Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and Industrial Policy Development of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Bachelor of Science from the Engineering School of UADE University.