Caryl Athanasiu Executive Vice President Chief Operational Risk Officer Wells Fargo & Company Caryl Athanasiu is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Operational Risk Officer of Wells Fargo & Company, providing enterprise leadership and oversight for operational risks, including regulatory compliance and financial crimes. Athanasiu is a member of the company's Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, Sarbanes-Oxley and Large Transaction Review Committees. A 27-year veteran of the company, Athanasiu most recently served as the chief risk officer of Wholesale Banking. She previously managed Strategic Planning for the enterprise, focusing on customer experience improvements, and served as finance officer to the COO. Athanasiu’s Wells Fargo career has also included a variety of senior management positions in Wholesale Banking, where she led the treasury management integration following the Wells Fargo/Norwest merger and served as Division Manager for Corporate Banking in the Western States. She has a Masters in Management from Stanford University (Sloan Fellow) and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in Humanities. Athanasiu serves on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Research Advisory Committee (FRAC), serves as vice chairperson of the Board of Directors of the ORX Association, and serves on the board of the Redwood City Education Foundation. She is a member of the RMA Regulatory Council, the RMA Operational Risk Council, and the International Women’s Forum. In 2013, Athanasiu was selected by American Banker as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. In 2011, she was named one of the Bay Area's 150 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Athanasiu has also been recognized for her contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.