Friday 18 October, 2019

Jamaican recently appointed to Wells Fargo board

Hewett was born on October 28, 1964, in Kingston, Jamaica, but moved to Miami, Florida in the 1970s with his family.

Hewett was born on October 28, 1964, in Kingston, Jamaica, but moved to Miami, Florida in the 1970s with his family.

American multinational financial services company Wells Fargo and Company has appointed Jamaica-born Wayne M Hewett to the company’s board of directors.

Wells Fargo and company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with US$1.9 trillion in assets. 

Hewett will serve on the board’s Human Resources Committee and its Risk Committee, the company announced.

Recognised as a seasoned executive who has worked in a number of industries in senior leadership positions, Hewett currently sits as chairman of DiversiTech Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of components and related products for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry

Hewett also serves on the board of directors of Home Depot, where he is a member of its Audit Committee and its Leadership Development and Compensation Committee.

“Wayne is a proven leader, and his extensive experience in business operations and processes, including executing on strategic initiatives in complex operating environments, makes him an outstanding addition to our board as the company focuses on achieving operational excellence. We welcome him to Wells Fargo,” said Betsy Duke, Wells Fargo’s board chair.

From 2015 to 2017, Hewett was CEO of Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a global supplier of packaging for various industries, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and electronics.

Before that, he was CEO of Arysta LifeScience Corporation after spending more than 20 years with General Electric Company.

“Wayne brings a unique and relevant background to Wells Fargo’s business and strategic direction, further enhancing the breadth of skills and experience of our board,” said President and CEO Tim Sloan. “I look forward to working with him and our other directors as we continue the transformation of Wells Fargo.”

Hewett was born on October 28, 1964, in Kingston, Jamaica, but moved to Miami, Florida in the 1970s with his family.

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