Pranay Desai

VP, Digital Engagement Manager, Bank of the West
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Pranay Desai is a digital engagement strategist with 14 years of experience with global and regional banks. Pranay specializes in driving employee engagement and change at the enterprise level and has held a variety of roles supporting both internal and external customers. He holds a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of California, Riverside and has held other professional investment and insurance licenses. Although his notary license has long since expired, he “still has connections”.

Pranay is currently the National Chair for the Asian Pacific Resource Group at Bank of the West that seeks to leverage the richness in the backgrounds, experiences, and outlooks of its members to promote diversity & inclusion across the organization. His passions for mentorship and digital services recently converged and led to a unique opportunity to develop a digital mentoring platform as an internal start-up within his organization. Pranay and his team won the inaugural LEAP Challenge at Bank of the West to source internal innovation and recently launched a working proof of concept within a 4 month timeframe.

Fresh off his experience through LEAP and working in Agile as a Scrum Master and Product Owner, Pranay looks to combine his diverse experience in retail banking, his passions, and entrepreneurial mindset to change company culture and outlook.