They have been received by Alejandra Kindelán and Antonio Escámez, president of the Spain-India Council Foundation.
The participants of the Indian Leaders Programme have paid a visit to the Financial City of Group Santander. They had a working lunch with president of Spain-India Council Foundation and president of Santander Foundation, Antonio Escámez.
Director of the Research Department, Alejandra Kindelan took the opportunity of her meeting with the journalists that make the Indian Leaders Programme, to explain "the international growth experienced by the company due to its business focus." Then, she gave the leaders an updated view of the national economic situation, showing Spain as "a competitive country" that stands in infrastructure, transportation and industrial machinery, but in which "we must diversify our activities even further."
Furthermore, president of the Spain-India Council Foundation, talked about Santander's interest to continue growing in the Asian continent because nowadays "the presence of the group in Asia is focused on China, but with high pretensions to enter India on a near future. " Antonio Escámez has recognized that "India is a huge market with enormous potential." Therefore, the intentions of Bank Santander in India are to access through corporate services, to "gradually move, depending on regulation and opportunities to reach also the field of personal banking."
During the rout through Group Santander City, Indian leaders have visited the auditorium and the golf course, among other facilities. They have also been able to admire the pieces of the Art Gallery of the Bank Santander Foundation. Currently, there are 90 pieces from the Cranford collection exposed, mainly paintings from British and German contemporary creators. The exhibition also features a sculpture of one of the most famous Indian-born British artists, Anish Kapoor.
The headquarters of Santander occupies around 365 hectares in Boadilla del Monte and came into operation nine years ago. The resort has two data processing centers, training school, residence, nursery, auditorium, sports courts and a wide range of dining options. Currently, it is among the best corporate headquarters worldwide. The aim of this ambitious project was to create a high-quality environment for employees. Such was the case that this year Group Santander has become the first European company in receiving the prize for excellence in conciliation 'The Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award'.