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BNY Mellon has appointed Gregory Roath as Asia-Pacific head of global client management, replacing Eleni Wang who was appointed Asia-Pacific head of investment services last year.
Roath (pictured) joined BNY Mellon in New York in 1999, working in both product management and Western European relationship management.
In 2001 he moved to London and spent seven years managing new business development and client relationships in Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
He moved to Hong Kong in 2008 to oversee the depositary receipts (DR) business in North Asia where he was responsible for the region’s relationship management and new business development teams. In 2010 he was promoted to Asia-Pacific head of DRs.
In his new role Roath will report to Steve Lackey, Asia-Pacific chairman. Roath will work closely with each of the businesses and country executives across the region to ensure BNY Mellon continues to understand, anticipate and exceed the expectations of clients and regulators. He remains on BNY Mellon’s Asia-Pacific executive committee and Asia-Pacific operating committee.
Roath is succeeded by Neil Atkinson who has been named as the new Asia-Pacific head of DRs. Atkinson joined BNY Mellon’s London office in 2006 and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Atkinson moved to Hong Kong in 2011 to assume responsibility for product development and strategy in Asia Pacific. In addition he was head of BNY Mellon’s DR business in India.
Atkinson joins BNY Mellon’s Asia-Pacific executive committee and the DR senior management team, led by Christopher Kearns, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon’s DR business based in New York.
“The expansion of our international businesses is key to our company’s ongoing success,” says BNY Mellon’s Lackey. “Asia represents a dynamic and growing market, and we see many exciting opportunities in the region. We continue to gain market share and benefit from the steady investments we are making to help Asian institutions succeed at every stage of the investment lifecycle.
“Greg’s promotion is a reflection of his strong leadership and outstanding business judgment. His global acumen will play an integral role as we continue to drive greater collaboration across our investment services and investment management businesses.”
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