Leadership

Thierry Bernard 

Thierry Bernard

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Thierry Bernard is responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury and tax operations bank-wide. He is also a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Thierry joined Bank of the West from BNP Paribas where he has held a number of leadership roles during his career. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer at Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), a subsidiary of BNP Paribas and one of the leading banks in Italy where he played a critical role in the bank’s transformation.

Prior to BNL, Thierry spent six years at BNP Paribas in Paris serving as Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Institutional Banking Finance and Global Head of Accounting & Controls. He has also held Chief Financial Officer roles for BNP Paribas in the UK and in Asia and other leadership roles within the Group. He started his career in an audit firm before joining BNP Paribas Inspection Générale.

Thierry holds a Masters of Business Administration from Lyon Business School. He is based in San Francisco.