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Mahesh Aditya

Mahesh Aditya

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Mahesh Aditya

President & CEO
Santander Consumer USA

Mahesh Aditya was named President and CEO of Santander Consumer in December 2019. He joined Santander Holdings in March 2017 as US Chief Operating Officer and was named US Chief Risk Officer in May 2018. He is currently on the Board of Santander Consumer. Prior to joining Santander, he was the Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Operating Committee for Visa Inc.

Mahesh started his career with Citibank in Risk Management and Operations in India. He then helped start Citibank’s Credit Card and Retail Banking business in Egypt. He was subsequently based in Madrid as Chief Risk Officer of Citibank Spain and Portugal and later in New York as CRO for Citibank North America. Mahesh left Citibank after 17 years and joined JPMorgan Chase as Chief Risk Officer of Retail Banking and later served as CRO Mortgage Banking.

Mahesh has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.