BNP Paribas and Bank of the West are proud that three of our women leaders have been named in American Banker’s 14th annual “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue for 2016: Nandita Bakhshi, President & CEO of Bank of the West; Michelle Di Gangi, Head of Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Banking at Bank of the West; and Claudine Gallagher, BNP Paribas Head of Securities Services North for America.
Ms. Bakhshi was named as the No. 1 “Women to Watch” in American Banker’s October 2016 issue, and is profiled in a feature entitled “Master Navigator” that chronicles her career path from bank teller to her selection as President & CEO of Bank of the West.
Ms. Di Gangi was also named in the “25 Women to Watch” list, recognized for building Bank of the West into a force in small- and midsize-business lending. For four straight years, Bank of the West has been the nation’s fastest-growing lender to small and midsize firms, according to the FDIC.
Ms. Gallagher was selected to the “Most Powerful Women in Finance” list for building BNP Paribas’ custody presence in the U.S. from the ground up – from zero assets under custody as late as 2010 to $233 billion of assets under custody in 2015 – and continuing to win the business of several major U.S. clients.
All three women leaders were honored at the Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance dinner October 6 in New York City, where Ms. Bakhshi served as a featured speaker at the event.