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Matthew S. Hosford
Chief Risk Officer, Asia-Pacific Region
Banco Santander

Matthew Hosford is the Chief Risk Officer in the Asia-Pacific region for Banco Santander. He first joined the bank in 1990 at the New York branch and then in 1991 transferred to the head office to join the risk department of the International Division. In 1993 Matt transferred to Hong Kong where, until 2000 he was helped in developing the bank in Asia.

In 2000 Matt joined the Risk Management advisory practice of Price Waterhouse Coopers. For the following seven years, he advised banks in China and the rest of Asia on enhancing risk management and governance practices, especially in response to the needs and challenges of Basel II.

In 2007, Matt rejoined Santander as the Chief Risk Officer and member of the bank’s Regional Management Committee. He is a director of Fortune Auto Finance Company (Hefei, Anhui Province) and of the Bank of Beijing Consumer Finance Company (Beijing). Matt is on the board of advisors of Opportunity International, a non-profit micro-lender with offices in Hong Kong; Hefei and Suqian, China. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Choson Exchange, a non-profit organization that provides training in business practices to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He is also a member of the China Affairs Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Matt is a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He speaks English, Spanish and Mandarin.