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Most Powerful Women in Banking: Nandita Bakhshi

Sep 29, 2020 - American Banker

President and CEO

Nandita Bakhshi has long been an advocate for women, and lately she's stepped up her efforts to advocate for something else too: the environment.

Since she joined Bank of the West as president and chief executive in 2016, the U.S. banking unit of BNP Paribas has made a $1 billion commitment to clean energy financing over five years and has stopped financing activities that run counter to its ideals, including fracking and Arctic oil and gas exploration.

Now th...