American Banker Names Uma Wilson as One of the 15 Most Powerful Women in Banking

Uma Wilson (Photo: American Banker)

BOSTON–American Banker, a New York-based national banking newspaper, has named Uma Wilson of the UMB Bank as the “Most Powerful Women in Banking.”

American Banker published its list of 15 Most Powerful Women — ages 40 and under — whose accomplishments and influence set them apart.

Ms. Wilson, a graduate of University of Madras, serves as the senior vice president and director of product management at UMB Bank

“This extension of our Most Powerful Women in Banking program is meant to highlight high-achieving women in the leadership pipeline,” the newspaper said. “With the industry still struggling to improve the diversity in its top ranks, this list offers some insight into what the future holds — and some inspiration.”

“UMB Bank’s commercial cards division was losing clients in 2016, when Uma Wilson set out to turn things around. Wilson recognized that the bank’s card products had fallen behind the times in terms of user experience,” American Banker said.

She ultimately introduced new options such as virtual cards and Automated Clearing House processing and made other changes that put a premium on simplicity and efficiency, American Banker said.

“Her work earned her a spot as one of 15 women selected for our inaugural Next list,” the newspaper said. “The system Wilson put in place is scalable, making it attractive to both large clients and smaller ones looking to grow their business.”

At UMB Bank, Ms. Wilson is responsible for product management and development, which includes business plan development, establishing product roadmap and defining treasury management product strategy for receivables, payables, liquidity and information reporting offerings, according to her Linkedin profile.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and History from University of Madras.


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