Jorge Moran

Jorge Moran has been Santander US country head since February 2011 and president and CEO of Sovereign Bank since December 2010. He joined Santander Group in 2002 as head of Asset Management. He has also served as head of Santander's Global Asset Management and Insurance Division, as senior executive vice president and head of the Global Insurance Division at Banco Santander, S.A., and as chief operating officer of Santander UK plc.

Before joining Santander, Mr. Moran was chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley for Spain and Portugal and a partner of AB Asesores, a brokerage and asset management company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from ICADE.

The Santander Universities Global Division has established a study abroad scholarship program that involves a network of 26 U.S. colleges and universities, including Bentley. Sovereign Bank provides financial support through Santander Universities, a major initiative created by Banco Santander to support higher education and advance the bank’s goal of expanding knowledge and experience throughout the world.

Bentley and Santander established their partnership in 2011. The Santander fund provides annual scholarships for Bentley students to participate in academic and service-oriented study abroad opportunities. As Mr. Moran said at the launch of our partnership, “We believe that the best investment for the future is in higher education. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and will be fundamental in shaping the world we live in. We are very pleased to support Bentley University in creating more opportunities for students to experience the global community and expand their knowledge.”