Caryl Athanasiu (USA)
Executive Vice President
Chief Operational Risk Officer
Wells Fargo & Company
In her current position at Wells Fargo & Company, Caryl Athanasiu provides enterprise leadership and oversight for operational risks, including regulatory compliance and financial crimes. A 25-year veteran of the company, she also chairs the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. She most recently served as the chief risk officer of wholesale banking. She previously managed strategic planning, and served as finance officer to the chief of operations.
Athanasiu serves on the board of directors of both the ORX Association and the Redwood City Education Foundation, and is a member of RMA Regulatory Council, the RMA Operational Risk Council, and the Office of Financial Research's Financial Research Advisory Committee.
Athanasiu is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University, and has a master's in management from Stanford University. In 2012, Athanasiu was ranked ninth on American Banker's "25 Women to Watch" section of its annual "Most Powerful Women in Banking" list. She also was named one of the "150 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" by the San Francisco Business Times in 2011.