Global Diversity and Inclusion Council

René Boettcher

Chairman of Latin America and Head of Global Client Management, Latin America


René Boettcher serves as full-time leader for the Latin American region. In this capacity, he is chairing the Latin America Management Committee that is comprised of all major LOBs and Shared Services with interest in the region. At the same time, René serves as head of Client Management for Latin America. In addition to coordinating and executing the overall business strategy for Latin America and working closely with all of our global business heads, René acts as the bank's primary representative with each country's regulatory authorities and oversees our regional efforts on employee engagement and talent management.

René joined our company's ADR group in 1996 and quickly became involved in the new business development efforts throughout the Latin American region. His first principal responsibilities were focused on Colombia. In October 1997, he moved to Brazil to become the company's country manager for ADR and Corporate Trust-related sales and relationship management efforts. René returned to New York City in 2005 to assume the role of head of sales and marketing for the Latin America region in the ADR division, and in January 2007 he joined the Global Client Management group with responsibilities for the Latin America division. In December 2008, he was named Chairman for the newly created governance structure for Latin America.

A member of the board of directors of the Brazil American Chamber of Commerce, René has been involved in Latin America for over 15 years. Prior to BNY Mellon, he worked at the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations in New York City, the Gerling Insurance Group in Germany as well as the American Heritage Fund and Citigroup, both in New York City.

René holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Berufsakademie in Mannheim, Germany and a Masters Degree from the European School of Management (EAP), Paris, France. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French.