Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Florida CIO Community

Ashish Bhatnagar

Data Technology Executive

Bank of America

Ashish Bhatnagar brings a unique intersection of leadership expertise with over 18 years of experience across Data Product Management, Data Management, Data Analytics and Data Technology delivery. Ashish lives in Weston, Florida with his family. He is also passionate about behavior science and is currently learning how to fly a single engine aircraft.

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I started my career as a consultant, serving various financial services clients in delivering mission critical data objectives. After 10 years of consulting, I joined HSBC where I played multiple data leadership roles including in data operations, data strategy and implementation and data management. Prior to joining Bank of America in June 2022, I was America's Chief Data Officer covering Commercial Banking and Markets businesses.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

You go far by working together.

With disruption being a key theme of the past few years, where do you see your role going in the next 1-2 years?

I see the role moving to true management of data as an asset, including clear delivery of business benefits and ROI from data initiatives.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as an executive leader?

Don’t be afraid to go to the right level of detail to make the best decision.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. I enjoy playing poker.
  2. I’m passionate about behavior science.
  3. I’m currently learning how to fly a single engine aircraft.

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