Wells Fargo, a provider of financial services in the US through its Wells Fargo Equipment Finance subsidiary, has appointed Julia Bates as Technology Control Executive.
In this role, Bates will report jointly to Saul Van Beurden, head of Technology, and the Wells Fargo Control Executive to be named.
As the Technology Control Executive, Bates will help implement and execute Wells Fargo Technology’s risk management programme, 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.
“The Technology Control function is key to maintaining strong risk management across the organisation. Julia’s broad risk and control experience, as well as her demonstrated leadership across a variety of financial management functions, make her a tremendous addition to the team,” said Van Beurden.
Bates has more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, with leadership roles in control management, asset management and finance.
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Most recently, she was the chief control manager for JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Bank, responsible for driving a control environment to safeguard the business. Prior to that, she was head of Individual & Business Retirement and director of Investor Relations for the firm.
Throughout her career, 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 holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance provides financing solutions to agricultural, golf and turf, industrial, office equipment, and medical industries.