Hans Vanbets 

Hans Vanbets

Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer

Hans Vanbets serves as Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer for Bank of the West. He is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee. Hans is responsible for Human Resources across Bank of the West as well as BNP Paribas USA, overseeing HR business partners, talent management, employee relations, training, recruiting, compensation, and operations..

Hans has more than 35 years of HR experience operating in international, diverse and changing environments, with solid operational and consultancy acumen in the areas of HRM strategy and operations, change management and leadership, and organizational development.

Most recently, Hans served as Head of Human Resources for International Retail Banking (IRB) at BNP Paribas. Prior, Hans held several HR executive roles at BNP Paribas, including Head of HR Strategy & People Management Policies, and HR and Talent Director at BNP Paribas Fortis Bank.

Previously, Hans held HR leadership roles at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Acker Deboeck & Company, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and Bank Brussels Lambert.

Hans holds master degrees in Social and Labor Law, as well as Industrial and Experimental Psychology, from Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Belgium.