Global Head of Business Development
Sonia Chaliha is the Global Head of Business Development for Corporate Trust, leading a dedicated team of sales professionals who are responsible for driving new sales activities as well as expanding strategic client relationships for the Division in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.
Prior to her current role, Sonia ran the Latin American, Canadian and Cross-border businesses for Corporate Trust. Sonia sits as part of the Issuer Services Executive Council overseeing the Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts businesses of BNY Mellon. In addition, for the last ten years, she has been on the Board (prior Chair) for BNY Trust Company of Canada and held equivalent chair and directorship for BNYM Mellon Mexican Bank entity, prior to its sale.
She has over 20 years’ experience as a business leader in the global fixed income markets covering wide ranging strategy, P&L, transaction structuring , business development and management as well as extensive dealings with regulators in multiple jurisdictions. With special expertise in complex products and structured finance, her career highlights include multiple landmark and innovative transactions as well as various Sovereign and market-based restructurings. Sonia came to BNY Mellon as a result of an acquisition of a UK-based investment management firm.
Sonia holds a Law Degree (LL.B) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Master’s degree (LL.M) in International Trade Law as well as Solicitors’ professional qualifications.