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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

Jul 10, 2017

Bank of the West Appoints Ryan Bailey as Head of Retail Banking Group

Bank of the West today announced that Ryan Bailey is joining the company as Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking Group. In this newly-created role, Bailey will be responsible for the performance of the retail business across all products and channels. He will report to Nandita Bakhshi, President and CEO of Bank of the West and Co-CEO of BNP Paribas USA

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Thoughts From Our Leadership Team

  • Michael Shepherd

    -Michael Shepherd
    Chairman


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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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  • 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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  • Raj Gopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

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

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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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  • 2016

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

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  • 2016

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

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  • San Francisco Business Times

    2016

    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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