Wells Fargo appoints John Langley as new EMEA president

Former Barclays veteran to succeed Frank Pizzo as head of Wells Fargo’s EMEA operations as of 1 July.

Wells Fargo has announced the appointment of John Langley as its new president for EMEA, effective 1 July.

Based in London, Langley also will be head of Wells Fargo Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in EMEA and report to Rob Engel, Walter Dolhare and Lisa McGeough, co-heads of CIB.

Langley will be given responsibility to lead the bank’s overall strategy and execution for the EMEA region, and he will have regional responsibility for the CIB business in EMEA. In addition, Langley will have regional oversight, alongside the global line-of-business heads, for all businesses operating in EMEA.

Having spent 11 years at Barclays before departing in 2017, he was most recently responsible for its Global Capital Markets decision, as well as having held prior roles with Merrill Lynch, Banque Paribas and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Langley will succeed Frank Pizzo, Wells Fargo’s current EMEA president who is due to step down from the position at the end of June.

“[Langley’s] extensive leadership and global banking experience will support our efforts in strengthening Wells Fargo’s platform in delivering a premium level of service to our customers and stakeholders in the region,” said Walter Dolhare.

Earlier this month, Wells Fargo led a Series C funding round for OpenFin, a specialist provider of operating systems technology for the financial markets, alongside JP Morgan and Barclays.