António joined the Board in January 2011 and was appointed Group Chief Executive in March 2011. António brings extensive experience in, and understanding of, both retail and commercial banking.
This has been built over a period of more than 25 years, working both internationally as well as in the UK. António’s drive, enthusiasm and commitment to customers, along with his proven ability to build and lead strong management teams, brings significant value to all stakeholders of Lloyds Banking Group.
António has a Degree in Management & Business Administration from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, an MBA from INSEAD and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
António is a Non-Executive Director of EXOR N.V., Fundação Champalimaud and Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos in Portugal, a member of the Board of Stichting INPAR Management/Enable and Chairman of the Wallace Collection.
António joined Grupo Santander in 1993, having previously worked for Goldman Sachs and for Citibank, and held various senior management positions culminating in becoming Executive Vice President of Grupo Santander and a member of its Management Committee.
In November 2004, he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Santander UK and, from August 2006 until November 2010, served as its Chief Executive. António is also a former Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England and Governor of the London Business School.