Raul A. Anaya is president of Business Banking, one of Bank of America’s eight lines of business, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. He leads a nationwide team that serves mid-sized, U.S.-based companies with annual revenues between $5 million and $50 million, by delivering strategic financial advice and solutions to help companies grow, improve cash flow and invest for the future.
In addition to his responsibilities as president of Business Banking, Anaya serves as Bank of America market president for Greater Los Angeles. In this capacity, he serves as the enterprise leader for Los Angeles, leading integration of Bank of America’s business lines to ensure delivery of the full breadth and depth of the bank’s global financial services to more individuals and businesses locally. He also oversees the bank’s local corporate and social responsibility activities, including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, arts and culture projects, and employee volunteerism for the bank’s 8,000 employees in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Anaya currently co-chairs Bank of America's Hispanic-Latino Leadership Council, which consists of the bank's top 200 most senior Hispanic-Latino bank executives in the United States. The goals of the council are to help develop and advance the bank's Hispanic-Latino employee base and to help grow the bank's leading market share position within the U.S. Hispanic-Latino markets. Anaya is also a member of Bank of America’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, chaired by the bank’s CEO and including senior executives across the company to drive diversity initiatives and foster an inclusive environment at Bank of America.
Anaya joined Bank of America in Houston in 1989. Most recently, he led Global Commercial Banking teams as Pacific Southwest region executive and previously as market executive for the Greater Los Angeles, Arizona, and South Texas markets. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from the University of Texas at Brownsville.
Active in the business community, Anaya has served on multiple not-for-profit organizations throughout his career with the bank. He is on the boards of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (incoming chair); the AltaMed Health Services Foundation (current chair); the California Science Center Foundation (past chairman); The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens; and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. Anaya is also a member of the Angeleno chapter of YPO Gold.