Maria Teresa Tejada
Bain & Co., Inc.
B.A., political economy
Tufts University, Fletcher School
M.A., law and diplomacy
Maria Teresa Tejada is an expert partner at Bain & Co., Inc. in the global financial services practice. She advises clients on corporate strategy, risk management and governance topics. Prior to joining Bain & Co., Inc., Ms. Tejada was the chief strategic enterprise risk officer at Wells Fargo & Company with a focus on leveraging enterprise risk programs for regulatory remediation, as well as deputy chief risk officer and chief credit officer at KeyCorp where she was responsible for group-level risk oversight. Ms. Tejada spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs between New York and London, in emerging markets fixed income and Latin America investment banking then ultimately served as managing director of credit risk management & advisory for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Early in her career, she worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in bank regulatory roles. Ms. Tejada has spent nearly three decades in financial services as a trusted advisor to executive management teams and public company boards. She has also been actively engaged in people development, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ms. Tejada has been a board director of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History since 2014 including as vice-chair, nominating & governance co-chair, and board chair succession task force member. She also volunteered for many years as a United Way leadership committee chair.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Ms. Tejada is a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company and serves on the Audit and Investment and Finance Committees.