Senior Executive Vice President and former Chief Information Officer
Suresh Kumar is Senior Executive Vice President and former Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon, where he led the Client Technology Solutions organization to become the industry leader in delivering innovative technology solutions that enable BNY Mellon clients and employees to succeed.
Mr. Kumar served on BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee, the organization’s most senior governing body, as well as the company’s Senior Leadership Team. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of iNautix Technologies, a BNY Mellon Company that provides offshore development services.
Before this role, Suresh was Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon’s Financial Markets & Treasury Services (FM&TS) group and Pershing LLC. Prior to his appointment as CIO for Pershing, he served in that role with CSFBdirect and DLJdirect. As part of the team at DLJdirect, Suresh was instrumental in the company’s success in establishing a global presence in Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Dubai, and pioneering the delivery of online brokerage services via the Prodigy Network, America Online and ultimately the World Wide Web.
Suresh is a member of the board of Symphony Communication Services LLC, a secure communication and workflow technology company. He also serves as an advisory board member at Pace University’s Seidenberg School. Suresh has previously served as a member of the HP FSI Advisory Board and the of the Technology Advisory Committee of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Technology Management Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Suresh is also former Chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Technology Advisory Committee.
Suresh earned a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology. Suresh was named “CIO of the Year” in 2006 by the New Jersey Technology Council and was named to CIO Insight magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 CIOs” in 2007. Suresh was also named to Computerworld's "Premier 100 IT Leaders" for 2012 and was selected as the 2015 IVI Leader in IT Value by the Innovation Value Institute (IVI). In 2016, CIO magazine inducted Suresh into the CIO Hall of Fame.