Paul Ricci

Senior EVP, Chief Auditor, Internal Audit at Wells Fargo

Executive Vice President and interim Chief Auditor Paul Ricci leads the Internal Audit organization consisting of approximately 1,500 team members. Internal Audit delivers independent and objective internal audit assurance on the design and operating effectiveness of the controls supporting the company’s governance, risk management, and control functions.

Paul has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on governance, internal controls, regulatory compliance and risk management, globally. Paul joined Wells Fargo in December 2019, as the Chief Audit Director of Corporate Risk and Capital Management. During his time at Wells Fargo, Paul has built and led teams of seasoned professionals providing subject matter expertise audit coverage across Capital Management, Credit Risk, Compliance, Market/Counterparty Risk, Model Risk, Operational Risk, and Strategic & Enterprise Risk Management.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Paul was the Managing Director, Chief Auditor of Risk Management and Capital Management at Citibank and was a key member of the leadership team leading their Internal Audit Transformation. He has also served as the Chief Auditor for the Global Risk Management, Risk Technology, Investment Bank Finance and Human Resources Internal Audit Teams as well as holding several project-based roles at JPMorgan.

Paul is a Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Internal Auditor and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting as well as his Master’s degree in Finance and Quantitative Analysis from St. John's University. He also holds certificates in Operational Excellence from MIT and Strategy from Columbia Business School.



  • Senior EVP, Chief Auditor, Internal Audit

    Current role

  • EVP, Interim Chief Auditor