Financial News has recognized two of BNY Mellon’s female leaders, Laura Ahto and Susan Revell, in its "Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance" which presents the female executives driving change across the European financial services industry.
Brussels-based Laura Ahto is chief executive officer of BNY Mellon’s European bank. She was recently appointed as executive sponsor of BNY Mellon’s Brexit transformation program and is tasked with driving Brexit strategy and implementation as well as liaising with European policymakers.
In 2017, she merged BNY Mellon’s Luxembourg and Milan banking entities into the European bank, which hosts BNY Mellon’s £31 trillion global custody network and is its gateway for securities settlement across Europe.
Susan Revell, general counsel and chief controls officer, EMEA, oversees risk and compliance, government relations, public policy and regulatory affairs at BNY Mellon. Supporting EMEA Chairman Michael Cole-Fontayn in Brexit discussions, she co-chairs BNY Mellon’s regional portfolio change committee, leading strategy and implementation on programs including Mifid II and the European Union’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.
Revell also fronts BNY Mellon’s HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter pledge to ensure at least 30% of UK hires are women and/or diverse by December 2017.