Global Conference 2010
Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo & Company
Howard Atkins is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo & Co., responsible for Wells Fargo′s financial management functions (including controllers, financial reporting, tax management, asset-liability management, treasury, corporate development, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions); its investment portfolios (including fixed-income, venture capital and private equity investments); and its corporate properties functions. A 37-year veteran of the financial services industry, Atkins joined Wells Fargo in 2001. Formerly, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of New York Life Insurance Company, responsible for financial management and information technology. Before joining New York Life in 1996, he was chief financial officer at Midlantic Corporation before its merger with PNCBank Corp. He also spent 17 years at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he rose to corporate treasurer. Atkins received a B.S. degree from City College, New York, and a master′s degree in economics from Ohio State University.