Anne Finucane - 2022 World Medical Innovation Forum

Anne Finucane

Chairman of the Board, Bank of America Europe

Anne Finucane is a business executive and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Bank of America Europe. As Chairman, Finucane oversees more than $67 billion in assets. She also serves on the board of Bank of America Securities Europe SA – the bank’s EU broker-dealer in Paris. Both entities play a critical role in the company’s post- Brexit European growth strategy, which Finucane architected.

Finucane served as the first woman Vice Chairman of Bank of America. She led the company’s strategic positioning and global sustainable and climate finance work, environmental, social and governance (ESG), capital deployment and public policy efforts. She is widely recognized for pioneering sustainable finance in the banking industry. For most of her career, Finucane also oversaw marketing, communications, and data and analytics at the company, and is credited with leading Bank of America’s successful efforts to reposition the company and repair its reputation after the 2008 financial crisis.

Finucane chaired the Global ESG Committee, which directs the company’s ESG efforts. In addition, she established and co-chaired the company’s Sustainable Finance Committee, which mobilized the full resources of the company for climate initiatives. She established and stewarded Bank of America’s $1 trillion environmental business initiative, which deployed capital to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

Finucane oversaw the company’s $1.6 billion Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) portfolio, as well as $375 million in philanthropy. She also chaired the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

A lifelong champion of women entrepreneurs, Finucane used her leadership position to expand support for women leaders through training, access to capital and mentoring. During Finucane’s tenure, Bank of America collectively helped to fund, train and mentor more than 30,000 women.

Finucane serves on a variety of corporate and nonprofit boards of directors, including CVS Health, Williams Sonoma, Mass General Brigham Healthcare, Special Olympics, the (RED) Advisory Board, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She previously served on the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Finucane has consistently been highlighted in “most powerful women” lists, including in the American Banker, Fortune, and Forbes. In 2021, she received the Carnegie Hall Medal of Honor, and in 2019 she was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Fame, and received the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Inspired Leadership.