Banking: Botín’s shelf-awareness
Lights, camera, reaction: Santander chairman Ana Botín opens up on TV.
So, it came as something of a surprise when she did just that on Spanish TV show Planeta Calleja in January.
Botín joined adventurer and TV presenter Jesús Calleja – think Bear Grylls, with more grey hair and less of a kill-what-you-eat attitude – on a trip to southern Greenland, and its Qaleraliq glacier, to see first-hand the effects of climate change on one of the oldest ice-shelfs on the planet.
What made me most angry was in meetings where my boss, who was my father, told me to shut up - Ana Botín, Santander
“Seeing for myself the ice sheet melting and crashing into the sea was a sobering experience, which brought home the responsibility we all have to act,” Botín said in a LinkedIn post when the show aired on January 8.