2017 SPEAKERS

Anne Clarke Wolff

Head of Global Corporate Banking and Global Leasing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Anne Clarke Wolff is managing director and head of Global Corporate Banking and Global Leasing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Based in New York, Anne is responsible for the firm’s corporate banking coverage efforts globally which touch over 2,500 clients across a range of credit, financing, treasury and risk solutions.  Anne manages a team of 1,000 professionals across 30 countries who act as the firm’s relationship managers in delivering the full suite of products to our largest corporate and financial institutions clients around the world.  She plays an active role in the firm’s global client selection and is the business approval for any corporate credit extension globally.  She also has responsibility for the firm’s Global Leasing Business which is the largest U.S. bank-owned equipment financing company with over $60B in assets, 250 professionals, serving more than 64,000 clients in 10 countries.  Anne chairs the Women’s Leadership Council within Global Banking and Markets.  She was honored as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2014, 2015 and 2016, following being named as a Women to Watch in 2012.

Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Anne was head of Global Sales for Treasury and Securities Services at JP Morgan Chase & Co. where she transformed the sales organization and drove double- digit revenue growth.

Previously, she spent nearly 20 years with Citigroup in a variety of senior roles, including head of North America Corporate Banking, head of Fixed Income Capital Markets and head of U.S. Debt Capital Markets.  She started her career with Salomon Brothers in 1989 in Investment Banking.  In these capacities, she worked with Fortune 500 companies on inaugural bond offerings, corporate restructurings and some of the largest acquisition financings.

She holds a BA in English and Economics from Colby College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She earned an MBA in Finance and Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1989.  She currently serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Historical Society and The Public Theater, home of Hamilton and Shakespeare in the Park, and has returned to the board of Trustees of Colby College after serving on its board for eight years in the early 2000s.