Fiona Gallagher is CEO of Wells Fargo Bank International UC (WFBI). WFBI provides support and services to Wells Fargo’s clients in all European Union and European Economic Area countries.
WFBI is the only Wells Fargo bank entity outside of the U.S. and is a critical part of Wells Fargo’s European and international operations. Fiona joined WFBI in October 2019.
Prior to this, she was Deutsche Bank’s Head of Securities Services and Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Ireland. At Deutsche, Fiona was responsible for the strategy and operations of the bank’s Global Securities Services division, as well as the 650 person operations, data and technology site in Ireland.
Fiona joined Deutsche Bank in 2004 and held a number of leadership roles including Head of EMEA Coverage for GTB focused on priority financial institutions, Global Head of Relationship Management and Global Head of Private Placements for Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions covering both corporate and financial clients. She served on the Transaction Banking Executive Committee for Deutsche Bank, as well as the Euroclear and Clearstream Client Advisory Boards. Previously Fiona worked in Debt Capital Markets for both Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital in New York and London.
Fiona graduated from University College Dublin (Ireland) in 1996 with a Bachelor of Civil Law, and in 1998 earned a postgraduate qualification in Business Studies with First Class Honours from the Business School at University College Dublin.
Fiona was Global Custodian’s Industry Person of the year in 2019. Under her leadership, the Securities Services team was awarded the “Best Securities Services Provider” by The Banker in 2018.
Fiona sits on several industry boards including Financial Services Ireland, the Foreign Bankers Association, and is on the Financial Services Steering Committee for the 30% Club. Fiona was the keynote speaker at the launch of the 100 Women in Finance Next Generation in Dublin.
Fiona is passionate about access to education and in addition to her membership of DCU Educational Trust’s Council of Trustees, she is also a board member of the Guinness Enterprise Centre, the #1 University Associated Incubator globally.