Emily Portney

Senior Executive Vice President, Global Head of Asset Servicing

Emily Portney - BNY Mellon

Emily Portney is Senior Executive Vice President and Global Head of BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing business, which provides custody, fund services, and data and platform solutions to asset owners, traditional and alternative investment managers, insurance companies, banks and broker-dealers. She is a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.


Emily also leads the company’s client commercialization efforts, responsible for driving improved commercial margin outcomes across the firm.


Previously, Emily was BNY Mellon’s chief financial officer, responsible for the company’s global financial strategy and finance functions, including controllership, the business-line CFO teams, treasury, capital management, tax, corporate development, investor relations, procurement and real estate. Prior to becoming CFO, she led the global client relationship, sales and service teams for Asset Servicing and oversaw its business in the Americas.


Before joining BNY Mellon, Emily was CFO for Barclays International, where she helped to establish the non-ring-fenced bank and led a global organization spanning the Corporate and Investment Bank, the Private Bank, and the Cards and Payments businesses. She began her career with J.P. Morgan and held various leadership roles in her more than 20 years with the company.


Emily is a member of the board of directors for MarketAxess, a publicly traded corporation. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.