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Lara Gureje

Lara Gureje

Vice President - Enterprise Data Governance & Stewardship, Bank of the West

A Seasoned Data Management Leader with a demonstrated wealth of experience in developing best practice Data Strategies, Policies, Standard & Procedures to empower organizations to use their data as an asset and a catalyst for gaining competitive edge beyond risk and regulatory compliance.

A Data Governance Advocate with proving track record in building cultural transformation that fosters ethical use of data. Building Maturity Frameworks around Data Ownership & Stewardship establishment for cumulative responsibilities around the end to end lineage journey of enterprise data - from authoring to consumption output; Developing Metadata Management Standards; Lineage Traceability, Data Quality, Reference Data Management and Master Data Management (MDM) standards to realize the benefits of a single source of truth, clear data lineage, less reconciliation and the ability to use the same data for multiple purposes.

Strong information technology professional skilled in IT Strategy, Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Risk Management, and Business Process Improvement to support risk reporting and several regulatory needs in banking and financial sectors.