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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

Nov 18, 2016

Bank of the West Honored Ashoka and Community Resources Housing Development Corporation at the Seventh Annual Philanthropy Awards

Each organization received $100,000 grants for commitment to their communities.

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Thoughts From Our Leadership Team

  • Michael Shepherd

    -Michael Shepherd

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  • Nandita Bakhshi

    -Nandita Bakhshi
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West

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  • Thibault-Fulconis

    -Thibault Fulconis
    Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer

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  • Andy Harmening

    -Andy Harmening
    Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking

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  • Dan Beck

    -Dan Beck
    Chief Financial Officer

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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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  • Kirsten Garen

    -Kirsten Garen
    Chief Information Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
    Information Technology Group

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  • Emma Pertat

    -Emma Pertat
    Executive Vice President General Auditor

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  • Russell Playford

    -Russell Playford
    Senior Executive Vice President

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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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  • Vanessa Washington

    -Vanessa Washington
    Senior Executive Vice President

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Awards Gallery

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  • San Francisco Business Times


    Bank of the West’s Kirsten Garen and Jenny Flores among San Francisco Business Times’ Bay Area 2016 Most Influential Women in Business

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  • 2016

    Bank of the West Wealth Management Recognized by Private Asset Management Magazine

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  • 2015

    Bank of the West Named Best Commercial Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine

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