Bank of America
Leana Ahmed currently works in the Data Analytics & Insights Technology division of Consumer Small Business & Wealth Technology. She is the Risk & Governance execution lead for a suite of applications within that space. She works with application managers and the many compliance programs across the enterprise ensuring that the portfolio aligns with the Bank’s risk and governance objectives for application management.
Leana has been working in web and data technology for over 22 years. She has been with Bank of America since 2007, joining via a legacy company acquisition. She started her career here by developing and supporting appraisal technology, specifically Appraisal Data Marts and Reports. Her aptitude for organizing data for use and application management led to her current role within the consumer space.
Leana’s passion for diversity and inclusion was ignited at a very young age by observing her parents work towards these goals while growing up in Houston, Texas. As a teenager, she began working with her parents and community groups towards the acceptance of all. This passion drove her to co-chair Bank of America’s internal employee resource group North Texas chapter of ALN (Asian Leadership Network) in 2012. After moving to Southern California, she revamped the San Diego subchapter in 2014 for the Southern California chapter.
In her spare time, Leana volunteers with a number of charities in Southern California. She partakes in cultural activities throughout the region via her lifelong study of Indian Classical and Middle Eastern dance. She was on the board of Ogrojatra in San Diego County, a non-profit dedicated to Bengali people and culture. Leana is an avid reader and occasional writer of science fiction. She has a passion for advancements in science and technology, regularly attending lectures in these subject areas.