Nandita Bakhshi is currently a Special Advisor at BMO Financial Group and the former President and CEO of Bank of the West. She is also a member of BMO Financial Corp’s Board of Directors. In her more than 30-year career in banking, Nandita’s leadership has been consistently recognized and she has been named on Barron’s list of 100 most Influential Women in U.S. finance, Forbes’ 50 over 50 list, and American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking. She makes an impact by partnering with like-minded organizations that are focused on a more equitable future through sustainability and diversity.