Wells Fargo appoints Julia Bates as Technology Control Exec

Maria Nikolova

As the Technology Control Executive, Ms Bates will help implement and execute Wells Fargo Technology’s risk management program.

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) today announces the appointment of Julia Bates as Technology Control Executive. In this role, Ms Bates will report jointly to Saul Van Beurden, head of Technology, and the Wells Fargo Control Executive to be named. Ms Bates joins the company effective April 9, 2020.

Julia Bates

As the Technology Control Executive, Ms Bates will help implement and execute Wells Fargo Technology’s risk management program, with a focus on continuing to develop a strong risk and control function that aligns with the overarching Wells Fargo strategy. She will provide counsel on Technology risk and control issues as well as direct issue management and remediation efforts.

Ms Bates has over 20 years of financial services industry expertise, with leadership roles in control management, asset management and finance. Most recently, she was the chief control manager for JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Bank, responsible for driving a control environment to safeguard the business. Before that, she was head of Individual & Business Retirement and director of Investor Relations for the firm.

Throughout her career, Ms Bates has focused on mentoring junior-level talent and women, holding executive sponsorship roles of several programs focused on interns, college recruits and women in leadership roles.

Julia Bates holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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