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Idoia Mateo


Idoia has in-depth knowledge and proven experience in Cybersecurity operations and management, Global Defence Capabilities, and IT Risk and Technology Management with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions in multinational companies (IBM, Andersen, BearingPoint and Santander). 

Besides working at Santander, she is part of the International Security Advisory Board of Telefonica since 2018.

In Santander Group since 2006 in different roles, I have been fortunate in the last 3 years to be part of the transformation of Cybersecurity into a completely Global unit that is a reference and model in the sector, working for the Global CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), Daniel Barriuso. She is currently leading the day-to-day supervision and coordination of all the CISOs of the Group entities, including the digital units.

Frequent speaker at cyber security conferences and an industry champion for women and girls in cybersecurity and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Founder of Women In CyberSecurity Spain (WICS) in 2018, Vicepresident of Women4Cyber Spain since 2020, and part of Santander Women Network (SWN).


Global Ciso Country Management & CISO Corporate Center