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Martha Cummings
Global risk professional previously at at Wells Fargo, Santander and the Federal Reserve


Martha is a global leader with extensive financial services expertise including investment banking, regulatory supervision, risk management, and business transformation. 

She established and built out an enterprise Compliance function at Wells Fargo, leading a major transformation for the firm. While at the Federal Reserve, Martha was the senior supervisor for several large global banks and represented the US on the Basel Supervision Implementation Group. 

She was Chief Risk Officer for Banco Santander NY and Santander Investment Securities, and later led financial sponsor client coverage. Earlier in her career, Martha led groundbreaking capital markets transactions for public and private Latin American clients and advised global companies on M&A and financing strategies. 

Martha holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion - Complexity of ESG: Assessing the interplay between strategy, governance and climate risk