Ather Williams III is senior executive vice president and head of Strategy, Digital Platform, and Innovation at Wells Fargo, responsible for leading corporate strategic planning, defining and managing digital platform standards and capabilities, and managing innovation priorities, opportunities, and company-wide efforts to drive transformation. He serves on the Wells Fargo Operating Committee and is based in New York.

Before joining Wells Fargo, Ather was head of Business Banking at Bank of America, which provides strategic advice and solutions to small and mid-sized U.S. companies. He also served as head of Global Transaction Services, which delivers traditional, mobile, and digital transaction banking solutions to companies and institutions globally. Previously in his career, Ather held numerous leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase with responsibilities that included business segment strategies, products, and technology solutions in treasury and securities services. 

In 2019, Ather was named to EMpower’s Top Ethnic Minority Executive Role Models and Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 100 Executive Leaders under 50.” 

Ather earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Harvard University. 

He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders. Williams is also a member of the board of directors for the Wells Fargo Foundation.