Bei Ling will join Wells Fargo on Oct. 1 as head of human resources. She will report to Charlie Scharf, CEO of Wells Fargo, and serve on the company’s operating committee.
Ling will join Wells Fargo from JPMorgan Chase, where she was most recently managing director and global head of talent development and total rewards. In this capacity, Ling was accountable for driving strategy and implementation across multiple global functions, including leadership development and succession planning, learning, career development, compensation, benefits and workforce data and analytics. Ling also served as head of human resources for the commercial bank, leading human capital strategy and programs for the business.
At Wells Fargo, Ling will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s human capital strategy.
“Bei is an accomplished human resources leader with a deep commitment to the employee experience,” Scharf said. “She will work closely with me and the operating committee to build a world-class culture and foster an inclusive environment to attract, develop, engage and retain the best talent.”
During her eight years at JPMorgan Chase, Ling led multiple enterprise-wide transformation initiatives. She built out capabilities for human resources, including the regulatory and control function and workforce analytics team. She also led the adoption of a compensation framework with stronger linkage to performance and accountability. Most recently, she helped redefine the company’s talent strategy with a greater emphasis on being employee-centric and digitally enabled. A strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Ling was also actively engaged in a variety of DE&I initiatives, including co-chairing the company’s Asian Executive Forum.
Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Ling served as deputy head of human resources at PNC Financial Services. At PNC, she led a number of large-scale HR initiatives, including the merger of PNC and National City and a redesign of the bank’s talent programs. Ling also co-chaired PNC’s management committee. Prior to PNC, Ling worked at Merrill Lynch in both human resources and global finance.