Wells Fargo added two new leaders to its Technology organization. Chintan Mehta was named chief information officer (CIO) and head of Digital Technology & Innovation, and Munish Kumar was named CIO and head of Wealth & Investment Management Technology. Both will have a joint reporting relationship to Saul Van Beurden, head of Technology, and the relevant line of business leaders. Mehta’s appointment is effective immediately, and Kumar will join the company in August.
As CIOs, Mehta and Kumar will have responsibility for all technology underlying the company’s Corporate Strategy, Digital Platform & Innovation and Wealth & Investment Management businesses. They will work with business leaders to deliver the tools and maintain the platforms needed to serve Wells Fargo customers, while contributing to the company’s technology transformation.
“Chintan and Munish bring extensive technology and business knowledge, making them both uniquely positioned for these roles,” said Van Beurden. “In addition, their demonstrated leadership will be an important addition to the organization’s ongoing technology transformation. I am pleased to welcome Chintan and Munish to the Technology leadership team.”
Most recently, Mehta was CIO of Wells Fargo’s digital ecosystem. Previously, he was global chief technology officer at Walgreens, where he was responsible for product management, design, engineering and operations across retail, pharmacy and health care businesses. He also held technology leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility at American Express and Barclays Bank PLC in London.
Kumar brings more than 20 years of experience and joins Wells Fargo from JP Morgan Chase, where he was managing director of digital sales, marketing and personalization and analytics technology. From 2008 to 2014, Kumar held a technology leadership role in the company’s asset and wealth management business where he developed and managed the retail and institutional trading platforms, including Institutional Allocation Platform and Chase Online Trading. Previously, he held technology leadership roles at Bear Stearns and Citigroup.
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