Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) appointed Geneviève Piché to lead banking environmental, social and governance (ESG) solutions. In this newly created role, Piché will drive an approach to meet demand for ESG products in the corporate and investment bank, spanning debt capital markets, equity capital markets, public finance, lending, M&A advisory, cash management products and liquidity. Piché will partner with the company’s social impact and sustainability team, public affairs and other business segments across Wells Fargo to help drive a firm-wide response to ESG opportunities.

“In the past year, demand for ESG solutions from our corporate clients has surged across many areas, from subscription finance to equity capital markets, M&A and bond issuance. Clients are increasingly focused on ESG-related solutions to meet sustainability goals,” Rob Engel, head of banking at Wells Fargo, said. “Geneviève brings extensive leadership experience and a passion for all aspects of ESG, and we look forward to seeing her leadership and partnership across the CIB platform.”

“I’m excited to coordinate existing ESG efforts and identify niche strategies and product opportunities for our clients across M&A, lending and more,” Piché said. “We have a terrific opportunity to bring solutions to our clients that will help them achieve future growth and an enhanced market position.”

Based in Charlotte, NC, Piché will report to Ken Kitkowski, head of corporate finance for Wells Fargo. Piché has spent the past 20 years at Wells Fargo, most recently leading the asset management coverage team in CIB. She has relationship management, product and credit experience, having supported a range of industry segments, as well as leading origination efforts in Emerging Europe, Africa, India and Middle East for financial institutions.