Hisham Salama joined Bank of the West as executive vice president, head of Digital Channels.

Based in San Francisco, Salama will report directly to Ryan Bailey, head of the bank’s Retail Banking Group, and will be responsible for developing strategies and initiatives that further strengthen Bank of the West’s digital capabilities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hisham to our team and are excited to work with him on taking our digital channel strategy to the next level,” Bailey said.

Salama joined Bank of the West following nearly six years with TD Bank, where he was most recently vice president, head of Emerging Payments & Innovation, responsible for leading payment innovation and delivery for payments within mobile and online banking across the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to joining TD Bank in 2012, Salama spent six years at Bank of America.