Chief Executive Officer
BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts
Chris Kearns, Executive Vice President, is CEO of BNY Mellon’s Depositary Receipts business, based in New York. He was appointed CEO during the first quarter of 2013, having previously served as Deputy CEO.
Chris has 23 years experience in the Financial Services industry, the last 20 years of which have been spent in BNY Mellon’s DR business.
Chris joined The Bank of New York in London in 1989 in the International Private Banking Division. In 1991, he moved to the DR business where he had sales responsibility in a number of European markets, including Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. In Russia, he established the DR franchise in 1994 which has grown to become the largest in the industry.
In 2003, he moved to Hong Kong to lead sales and marketing for DRs in Asia Pacific and was made business head for the region in 2008. He relocated to New York in 2010 in connection with his appointment as Deputy CEO.