Robin Choi has been named regional bank president to lead Wells Fargo in the San Fernando Valley, effective Oct. 22.

In a recent company announcement, Greater California Lead Region President David Galasso welcomed Choi to his new role as president of the bank’s San Fernando Valley region, where he will supervise 1,300 employees at more than 65 branches.

Choi takes the position after Patrick Nygren left the job in August to join Union Bank.

“I’m extremely honored to join the San Fernando Valley leadership team,” Choi said in a statement. “Our journey together will be one of continuing to restore our relationships with our team members, customers and community. It is with this outlook that I look forward to leading this region.”

“I am excited for Robin as he takes on this new responsibility,” Galasso said in a statement. “His commitment to our team members and customers is truly inspiring. He will serve as a fantastic leader continuing the great work and commitment to building a better bank.”

Choi began his banking career with Wells Fargo in 2003. Most recently, he served as Beverly Hills corridor district manager.

During his tenure, Choi also served as area president for the Greater Philadelphia Delaware-South District, registered personal banker and business development officer within the company’s business banking group.

Instrumental in founding the TMN Asian Connection in Philadelphia, Choi continues to be active in nonprofit work, particularly devoting his time to organizations addressing pediatric cardiology issues.