HONG KONG, 10 January 2013 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has named Rosemarie Kriesel as country executive and general manager of the company's Hong Kong branch. BNY Mellon has been active in Hong Kong since 1958 and obtained a branch licence in 1983. Today, Hong Kong is BNY Mellon's Asia-Pacific headquarters and employs over 240 people.
"Rosemarie has achieved some impressive results thanks to her personal initiative, teamwork and the trust she has built. Not only with our clients, but also our employees across the region in regard to the company's employee engagement, diversity and community partnership programs," said Steve Lackey, Asia-Pacific chairman, BNY Mellon. "She is a strong leader and the perfect person to take the helm in Hong Kong to ensure we continue to grow our business here."
Kriesel has over 25 years' experience in the financial services industry and has played a key role in developing BNY Mellon's business in Asia-Pacific in her position as head of Global Client Management for Hong Kong; a role which she will continue to undertake reporting into Eleni Wang, Asia-Pacific head of Global Client Management. She will also report into Steve Lackey in her new role as country executive for Hong Kong.
In addition to her client-facing responsibilities, Kriesel has been instrumental in the development of BNY Mellon's employee engagement programme across Asia-Pacific. Kriesel serves as Chair of BNY Mellon's Asia-Pacific Women's Initiatives Network (WIN) affinity network, Chair of the firm's Hong Kong Employee Engagement Committee and is a member of the Asia-Pacific Employee Engagement Committee. Kriesel is also very active in BNY Mellon's philanthropic programme in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2005, Kriesel, a qualified Canadian Chartered Accountant, held a number of senior positions at global financial institutions in Bermuda, Luxembourg and most recently Hong Kong where she has been based since 1993.
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