January 17, 2018 / 6:48 PM / a year ago

Wells Fargo's chief risk officer to retire

FILE PHOTO - A Wells Fargo logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) said on Wednesday Chief Risk Officer Mike Loughlin will retire, and a successor will be appointed in the next few months.

Loughlin, a 36-year veteran at Wells Fargo, has been the chief risk officer since 2008 and had helped the bank navigate through the financial crisis.

He was one of the top executives at Wells Fargo whose 2016 bonus was withheld, as the lender looked to rebuild its reputation hurt by a sales scandal.

In September 2016, Wells Fargo reached a $190 million settlement with regulators for its employees creating phoney bank and credit card accounts in customers’ names without their permission.

The San Francisco-based company said last week it was not certain it had uncovered and fixed all problems related to the sales scandal.

Loughlin will remain in his current role through the transition, Wells Fargo said on Wednesday. reut.rs/2BaggFn

Reporting By Aparajita Saxena and Nikhil Subba in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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