Our leaders receive ‘Most Powerful Women’ honors from American Banker

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I am excited to congratulate my colleagues who have just been honored by American Banker for their influence and many accomplishments.

  • Graphic showing headshots of Claudine Gallagher, Nandita Bakhshi, and Michelle Di Gangi with their citations from American Banker [1]Nandita Bakhshi, President and CEO of Bank of the West and Co-CEO of BNP Paribas USA, was named to the “Most Powerful Women in Banking” list.
  • Michelle Di Gangi, EVP and Head of Small- and Medium-Size Enterprise Banking, was honored on the “Women to Watch” list for 2017.
  • Claudine Gallagher, Head of BNP Paribas Securities Services Americas, was recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Finance.”

Furthermore, I am proud that so many of my colleagues were honored as one of the “Top Teams in Banking,” including:

  • Nandita Bakhshi, President & CEO of Bank of the West, Co-CEO of BNP Paribas USA
  • Vanessa Washington, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Bank of the West and BancWest
  • Ann von Germeten, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Patricia Nowak, Executive Vice President, Head of Customer Experience
  • Emma Pertat, Executive Vice President, General Auditor, Bank of the West and BancWest
  • Michelle Di Gangi [2], Executive Vice President, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise Banking, Consumer Banking Division
  • Mary Borg, Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Branch Network and Strategy, Consumer Banking Division
  • Beth Hale [3], Executive Vice President, Head of Product and Payments Solutions, Consumer Banking Division
  • Maria Lazzarini, Executive Vice President, Northern California Retail Banking, Consumer Banking Division
  • Eileen Dignen [4], Executive Vice President, Head of Cash Management & Commercial Card, Commercial Banking Group
  • Meghan Birmingham Leader, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Commercial Banking Group
  • Kristin Nelson [5], Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy, Wealth Management Group

As Nandita said in the press announcement, “Each of these women is at the forefront of how we are evolving, and it fills me with great pride and excitement for the future of Bank of the West and BNP Paribas.” I couldn’t agree more!

I’m glad to count these inspirational women as both colleagues and friends. They are positive role models for leadership in our organization and also in our communities.

The articles in American Banker are terrific, and I recommend you read them (links below). But I can tell you they only scratch the surface for how influential these women are and how much they have achieved.

Collage of many of the women honored by American Banker at the reception in New York. [6]

Read the articles in American Banker:
Nandita Bakhshi [7]
Michelle Di Gangi [8]
Claudine Gallagher [9]
Top Teams in Banking [10]


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[1] Image: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AmBanker_trio_win_092517_TW_blog.jpg

[2] Michelle Di Gangi: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/author/digangi_michelle/

[3] Beth Hale: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/author/bhale/

[4] Eileen Dignen: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/author/dignen-eileen/

[5] Kristin Nelson: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/author/nelson_kristin/

[6] Image: http://blog.bankofthewest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1200x675v2.jpg

[7] Nandita Bakhshi: https://www.americanbanker.com/news/most-powerful-women-in-banking-2017-no-4-nandita-bakhshi

[8] Michelle Di Gangi : https://www.americanbanker.com/news/the-women-to-watch-2017-no-24-bank-of-the-wests-michelle-di-gangi

[9] Claudine Gallagher: https://www.americanbanker.com/news/most-powerful-women-in-finance-2017-no-25-claudine-gallagher

[10] Top Teams in Banking: https://www.americanbanker.com/news/women-in-banking-top-teams-2017-bank-of-the-west

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