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Bank of the West is a strong and prudently managed bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years.

For more than 135 years, our bank’s foundation has been our relationships with customers.

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Press Releases

Feb 08, 2018

Bank of the West Increases Company-Wide Minimum Wage to $15

Today Bank of the West announced it will increase the company’s minimum wage across the business to $15 per hour. The change will impact one-quarter of hourly team members, primarily in the Bank’s branches and call centers.

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Thoughts From Our Leadership Team

  • Nandita Bakhshi

    -Nandita Bakhshi
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West
    Chief Executive Officer of BancWest
    Co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc.


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  • Thibault-Fulconis

    -Thibault Fulconis
    Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer


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  • Ryan Bailey

    -Ryan Bailey
    Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group


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  • Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President

    -Pierre Ramadier
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Group Head, Wealth Management

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  • Jean Marc Torre

    -Jean-Marc Torre
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

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  • Dan Cozine

    -Dan Cozine
    Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group


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  • Donald Duggan

    -Donald Duggan
    Senior Executive Vice President


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  • Raj Gopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

    -Raj Gopal
    Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
    Risk Management

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  • Karin Lockovitch

    -Karin Lockovitch
    Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer


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  • -Sheri Paulo
    Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer


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  • Emma Pertat

    -Emma Pertat
    Executive Vice President General Auditor


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  • Ben Stuart

    -Benjamin Stuart
    Chief Marketing and Communications Officer


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  • Vanessa Washington

    -Vanessa Washington
    Senior Executive Vice President


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Awards Gallery

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  • 2017

    Best Client Initiative for Strategic Philanthropy and Purpose Investments, Family Wealth Advisors

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  • Private Asset Management

    2017

    Best Client Service, Highly Commended by Private Asset Management Magazine

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  • Kantar tns award for retail banking excellence

    2017

    Choice Award for Excellence in Consumer Retail Banking in the Western US, 2017

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