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October 16, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: American Banker Names Gunjan Kedia a “Most Powerful Woman in Finance”

In its annual list of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance,” American Banker included Gunjan Kedia (MSIA 1994) at No. 16. The publication noted that this is the first year their list has included Kedia, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Investment Services at U.S. Bancorp, and stated, “Of the company’s four core businesses, the one Kedia leads had the highest revenue growth and the highest return on equity last year.”

Kedia, who was recently presented with the Tepper School of Business Alumni Achievement Award during the 2018 Alumni Reunion, boasts an impressive resume in the financial services industry. She was one of the youngest consultants in McKinsey & Company history to make partner and served in several leadership roles at Bank of New York Mellon, including Executive Vice President.

“American Banker has long committed to supporting women leaders in banking and finance,” Kedia said. “The financial industry is in a time of tremendous digital and cultural transformation and my peers on this list are at the forefront, driving that change. It’s a wonderful honor to be recognized among these extraordinarily talented women.” 

Kedia also serves on the Tepper School’s Business Board of Advisors, and contributed a generous gift toward the faculty event space in the new building on the Tepper Quad. “We are grateful for Gunajn’s commitment to the larger vision of the Tepper School through her generous contributions to her alma mater,” said Sevin Yeltekin, Professor of Economics, Senior Associate Dean of Education at the Tepper School. “We have a legacy of graduating exceptional business leaders like Gunjan. I am so pleased she has been recognized by American Banker.”