Wells Fargo promoted Paul Ricci to chief auditor, effective immediately. Ricci joined Wells Fargo in December 2019 as the chief audit director of corporate risk and capital management.
Wells Fargo appointed Derek Flowers chief risk officer. Flowers will lead all aspects of Wells Fargo’s independent risk management function, including compliance risk management.
Charles H. Noski will retire as chairman and a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors on Sept. 30. To replace Noski, Wells Fargo’s board elected Steven D. Black as chairman, effective immediately.
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 previously worked for JPMorgan Chase, PNC and Merrill Lynch.
David Galloreese, head of human resources at Wells Fargo, will leave the company on April 23. Kleber Santos, head of diverse segments, representation and inclusion and a member of the operating committee for Wells Fargo, will take on the role on an interim basis.
Kleber Santos will join Wells Fargo on Nov. 9 as head of the newly created diverse segments, representation and inclusion group to elevate the company’s internal and external diversity efforts. He will report to CEO Charlie Scharf and serve on the company’s operating committee.
CEO of Wells Fargo, Charlie Scharf, sent a company-wide message to all employees regarding previous comments made referencing diverse talent in June’s “Our commitment to change” memo.
Mike Santomassimo will join Wells Fargo in fall 2020 as CFO. Santomassimo will report to Charlie Scharf, CEO of Wells Fargo, and serve on the company’s operating committee. Santomassimo will succeed John Shrewsberry, who plans to retire.
Ather Williams III will join Wells Fargo in October 2020 as head of strategy, digital and innovation. Williams will join Wells Fargo from Bank of America, where he worked for nine years and most recently served as head of business banking.
Wells Fargo reported Q1/20 net income of $653 million, down 88.9% from net income of $2.9 billion in Q1/19. Revenue of $17.7 billion was down 18% from $21.6 billion year over year.