Santander U.S. names Tim Wennes as U.S CEO
The Boards of Directors of Santander Holdings USA and Santander Consumer USA Holdings announced several executive changes: Timothy Wennes has been named Santander U.S. CEO and Country Head, effective immediately. Wennes succeeds Scott Powell, who has left the company to pursue an outside opportunity. Wennes joined Santander in September as CEO of Santander Bank, N.A. - a role that he retains in addition to his new appointment. He was also named to the Santander US Board of Directors. Mahesh Aditya has been named SC CEO, succeeding Powell in his CEO role there. Aditya has served as Santander US Chief Risk Officer since May 2018. He joined Santander US in 2017 as COO. Aditya has deep consumer finance experience, and has held executive management positions in risk management and oversight for Visa, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and Capital One. Sarah Drwal has been appointed Santander US and SBNA Chief Risk Officer, succeeding Aditya, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the role. Ms. Drwal has served as EVP - Head of Enterprise Risk Management for Santander US since 2017 and as CRO for SBNA Consumer and Business Banking since 2016. Prior to joining Santander, Drwal served in executive leadership roles in risk, fraud, governance and strategy for JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, and began her career at Experian.