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Grupo Santander

Oscar García Maceiras

Madrid, Spain GC Influencers Guide 2019 Ranked in 1 departments

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Most Influential GCs - Spain

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Oscar García Maceiras of Grupo Santander
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Oscar García Maceiras currently heads the legal team at Santander and is highlighted for managing a team of over 1800 professionals across the globe.
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Well-versed in regulatory work and M&A strategy, he particularly stands out for successfully leading the bank’s digital transformation. One market source reports: “He is the most knowledgeable person I know in legal tech and digital transformation of the legal sector.”
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García Maceiras is also recognised for his modern and progressive ways and is credited for contributing not only to the legal sector but to the bank’s business strategy. Another interviewee states: “He is a top guy, first of all, because he is responsible for the largest in-house team in the country by far, and clearly he has been innovative and adding value.”
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Prior to joining Santander, he gained experience in the financial sector at Banco Pastor as a legal services director and following its merger with Banco Popular he took the role of legal advisor, later joining Sareb.
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Most Influential GCs - Global-wide

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Oscar García Maceiras of Grupo Santander
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Madrid-based Oscar García Maceiras is focused on driving change through technological and procedural innovation in his current position as general counsel to Banco Santander. He works closely with the bank’s chief transformation officer, a newly created role in the legal department, on issues such as training staff on blockchain and artificial intelligence to manoeuvre the bank into the best possible position in the digital age. He takes charge of a markedly large legal team, housing over 1500 professionals, to help to ensure the smooth operation of a bank which counts over 17 million customers worldwide and operates in markets across Western and Central Europe, Latin America and the US. García is well-equipped to navigate the bank through complex regulatory issues across its international markets, having served as a state prosecutor early on in his career and having led the legal and compliance function at state-owned ‘bad bank’ Sareb, alongside additional stints at Banco Popular and Banco Pastor.
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