Cathinka Wahlstrom

Chief Commercial Officer

Cathinka Wahlstrom - BNY Mellon

Cathinka Wahlstrom is Chief Commercial Officer at BNY Mellon. She is also a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee. 


As Chief Commercial Officer, Cathinka oversees firm-wide Global Client Management (GCM). In addition, in close partnership with the firm's business heads, Cathinka is responsible for coordinating and maximizing the contributions of sales and relationship management teams across the company. 


Prior to joining BNY Mellon in May 2023, Cathinka served as President and Chief Commercial Officer at Alight Solutions, a leading cloud-based provider of integrated digital human capital and business solutions. 


Until 2021, as a member of the Global Management Committee, she served in a variety of leadership roles at Accenture over 26 years, including most recently as the senior managing director of Accenture’s client accounts in North America, responsible for building and growing relationships with the world’s leading companies across all industries operating in the United States and Canada. Prior to that, Cathinka led the Financial Services business for Accenture in North America.   


Cathinka is involved in many community and civic initiatives including the Partnership for New York City, the New York City Ballet, the Robin Hood Foundation and NPower.