Charles W. Scharf has been chief executive officer and president of Wells Fargo & Company, and a member of its Board of Directors, since October 2019. 

A financial services veteran with more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles in the banking and payments industries, Charlie served as chief executive officer of Bank of New York Mellon from July 2017 to October 2019 and the chairman of its board from January 2018 to October 2018. He also was chief executive officer and a director of Visa Inc. from November 2012 to December 2016. 

Previously, he was a managing director of One Equity Partners at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and chief executive officer of Retail Financial Services at JPMorgan Chase. He also was chief executive officer of the retail division of Bank One Corp., chief financial officer of Bank One Corp., chief financial officer of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division of Citigroup, and chief financial officer of Salomon Smith Barney and its predecessor company. 

Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from New York University. 

He is a director of Microsoft Corporation and is a member of The Business Council. He lives in New York City.