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, leading execution and sets strategic direction for the DR business.
Appointed DR CEO during the first quarter of 2013, Chris previously served as Head of Product Management. Chris has more than 35 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, the last 30 years of which has been 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 2003, he moved to Hong Kong to lead sales and marketing for DRs in Asia Pacific and was appointed Region Head in 2008. He relocated to New York in 2010 in connection with his appointment as Product Management Head.
He resides in Westchester, New York with his wife and two daughters.