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Wells Fargo Names Christel Kennedy Head of Business Continuity and Resiliency


SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced that Christel Kennedy has been named head of Business Continuity and Resiliency. Kennedy joins the company Dec. 2 reporting to Saul Van Beurden, head of Technology. She is based in New York City.

“Christel is a proven leader with more than 30 years of experience leading change and transformation in the financial services industry,” said Van Beurden. “She has hands-on operational experience leading disaster recovery and business continuity planning and a track record of executing and driving transformational change. She will be a tremendous addition to Wells Fargo.”

Wells Fargo is continuing to enhance and strengthen the resiliency of critical assets including buildings, utilities, technologies, business operations and people. In her new role, Kennedy will define, govern and execute the company’s Business Continuity Program and continue integrating and strengthening Corporate Security infrastructure.

Since 2015, Kennedy has held several roles at Santander Bank and most recently was the company’s chief operating officer and director of Change Management. During this time, she was responsible for bank operations supporting all consumer and commercial products and services while also overseeing the company’s incident management and business continuity processes.

Prior to joining Santander Bank, Kennedy held numerous technology, risk management and business operations leadership roles at Citizens Financial Group, Inc., and JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,500 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 32 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 261,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2019 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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Media Ann Wasik, 763-251-0549 or Investor Relations John Campbell, 415-396-0523

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