Global Diversity and Inclusion Council

Adriana Pierelli

Managing Director, Regional Executive Southern Europe
General Manager, The Bank of New York Mellon (Luxembourg) S.A. – Italian Branch


Adriana Pierelli joined BNY Mellon in 1992. In 2007, she was appointed General Manager of the Italian banking branch and, in 2010, was named Regional Executive Southern Europe covering Italy, Iberia and Malta. In this role, her responsibilities include developing and delivering a regional vision and strategy for sustainable growth, in conjunction with key business heads, as well as helping to coordinate all region-specific activities and relationships including merger and acquisition activity, key client acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters.

Previously, Adriana was Senior Representative for the company's Milan-based Representative Office and Country Manager for Italy. She also held the position of Head of European Strategic Sales in Global Strategic Sales.

Adriana began her banking career in 1988 with sales and relationship management roles with Unibank A.S. (now Nordea) and the Rabo Bank Groups.

Since 2005, Adriana has served as a member of the board of the Association of Foreign Banks in Italy, a private, not-for-profit membership organization that represents the interests of approximately 40 foreign banks and nine representative offices active in the Italian market.

Adriana is Co-Chair of BNY Mellon's women's network in EMEA, the Bowstring Group, and of the Regional Initiative Group. She is a member of the Women's Initiatives Network Executive Committee and serves on the company's Global Diversity and Inclusion Council.