Baroness Shriti Vadera
Shriti is Chairman of Santander UK, Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton and formerly Non Executive Director of AstraZeneca.
Since the UK’s EU referendum, she has been chair of the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee - a group of 15 Chairman and CEOs from the UK based financial services industry which is a sounding board on Brexit.
Prior to joining Santander in 2015 she advised the G20 from 2009 to 2010 and advised governments, banks and investors on the Eurozone crisis, banking sector, debt restructuring and markets from 2010 to 2014.
She was a Minister in the UK Government from 2007 to 2009, in the Cabinet Office, the Business Department and the International Development Department. She led the UK Government’s response to the financial crisis and was a key architect of its pioneering bank recapitalisation plan in October 2008. She led in the design and international negotiations of the outcomes of the G20 London Summit in April 2009. Prior to becoming a Minister, she was on the Council of Economic Advisers at the UK Treasury from 1999-2007. She was an investment banker for 14 years with SG Warburg / UBS.