As President and CEO of Bank of the West and co-CEO of BNP Paribas USA Inc., Nandita serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of the West and BNP Paribas USA, and is a member of Bank of the West’s and BNP Paribas USA’s Executive Management Committees.
In her more than 30 year career in banking, Nandita has worked in roles from teller to CEO and advanced through corporate leadership positions with TD Bank, Washington Mutual (now JP Morgan Chase), FleetBoston (now Bank of America), and First Data (now Fiserv).
Nandita’s leadership has been constantly recognized and she has been named on Barron’s list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. finance, Forbes’ 50 Over 50 list, and American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking.
Nandita is also making an impact by partnering with like-minded organizations. In 2021, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco appointed her to represent the 12th District on the Federal Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Grameen America, the U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), and the Pacific Bankers Management Institute at the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS). She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of The Clearing House, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board (CED), and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Nandita earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calcutta and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Jadavpur University.