Bei Ling joins Wells Fargo as Head of Human Resources, reporting to the CEO Charlie Scharf and serving on the company’s Operating Committee. Bei is responsible for all aspects of the company’s human capital strategy.
Previously, Bei was the Managing Director and Global Head of Talent Development and Total Rewards. In this capacity, Bei was accountable for driving strategy and implementation across multiple global functions, including leadership development and succession planning, learning, career development, compensation, benefits, and workforce data and analytics. At the same time, Ling also served as head of Human Resources for the Commercial Bank, leading end-to-end human capital strategy and programs for the business.
Bei is one of the two executive sponsors of JPMorgan’s Asian Executive Forum which was formed in 2017 with over 200 senior managing directors to help further advance progress in diversity and inclusion.
Bei graduated from Beijing University in China with a degree in Indian Civilization. After graduating, Bei spent two years teaching at Beijing University. She came to the United States in 1996. After completing the MBA program at Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 2000, Bei joined Merrill Lynch and held various positions in Human Resources and Global Finance, including the head of Executive Compensation, head of Compensation for Global Markets & Investment Banking, and head of Financial Planning and Strategy.
Bei left Merrill Lynch in 2008 to join PNC Financial Services. As the Deputy Head of Human Resources, she was responsible for a broad range of HR disciplines. Bei led various large-scale HR transformative initiatives at PNC, including the merger of PNC and National City and a complete redesign of the Bank’s talent programs. Bei co- chaired PNC’s Management Committee.
Bei is a board member of International House (since 2015) and Financial Health Network (joined in 2019). She also chairs the people practice committee for International House.
Bei was an honoree recipient of the Outstanding 50 Asians in Business in 2015.
Bei, her husband Feng Shi, and daughter, Karen, live in Manhattan. Outside of work, Bei and her family enjoy traveling, reading books, and playing golf/tennis.