Head of EMEA Business Development
Ileana Sodani is the Head of EMEA Business Development, Asset Servicing. She is a member of the Corporate Senior Leadership Team, Asset Servicing Executive Committee and is a member of the EMEA Operating Council. Ms. Sodani has been working in London for the company since the end of 2000 and as at end April 2015 was the Chief Relationship Officer for Pershing Ltd, a BNY Mellon company.
Ileana is the EMEA executive sponsor of IMPACT, BNY Mellon’s resource group which supports the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In 2018 Ileana was recognized by the FT and Empower as one of the top 10 advocates for Ethnic Diversity. This follows her role as co-chair of WIN EMEA, supporting women in the work place.
Ileana has held past roles in BNY Mellon as one of the global Business Executives for Asset Servicing, the head of UK Financial Institutions within Global Client Management and up until November 2006 the head of European Client Management Administration. Before transferring from New York to London she held a number of roles including head of Cash Management sales for Southern Europe. Ms. Sodani joined The Bank of New York in October 1991. She retains a Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University and a Bachelor degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Ileana is also a member of the Tiffany Circle Steering Committee as a Special Advisor and a member of Empower. She is a mother of two and is an ironman.