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Meet The 19 Newcomers On Forbes List Of The World’s Most Powerful Women In 2015

Nineteen exceptional female leaders are new to the Forbes list of the World’s 100 most powerful Women in 2015.

Ana Patricia Botínthe new chair of Banco Santander, a Spanish banking group, ranked number 18 on the list of the 100 most powerful women, She currently serves as executive chair of Spanish banking giant Santander Group, the largest bank in the eurozone by market value and one of the largest banks in the world.

Before that, Ana Patricia Botín served as CEO of Santander UK and was appointed as a director of the Coca-Cola Company by the company’s board.

“Ana Patricia Botín became one of the most powerful banking executives in the world and the first woman to head a major European lender in September 2014 when she stepped up to the position of executive chairman of financial-services behemoth Santander Group of Spain,” magazine wrote.

Other names to know: Google’s Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat; Loretta Lynch, current Attorney General of the United States; European Union’s Foreign Affairs and Security Policy chief Federica Mogherini, power pop star Taylor Swift, and Ewa Kopacz, the Prime Minister of Poland.

According to Forbes, four metrics were applied to determine rank: money, media, impact and spheres of influence.

Top Nineteen power women, who are new to the Forbes list of the World’s 100 most powerful Women in 2015 – Exceptional Newcomers To The FORBES 2015 List.

1. Ana Patricia Botín
No. 18. Ana Botín, age 54
Chair, Banco Santander, Spain

Following the death of her father, Emilio, in September 2014, Botín took over as Banco Santander chair, becoming the first woman to lead one of Europe’s financial-services giants.

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