Gerald L. Hassell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, a global investments company dedicated to helping institutions, corporations and individual investors manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. The company can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.
As of March 31, 2015, the company had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $ 1.7 trillion in assets under management. It ended the first quarter of 2015 with total assets of $399.1 billion and a market capitalization of $45.1 billion. The company has more than 50,000 employees worldwide. BNY Mellon has consistently been ranked among America's Most Admired Companies, as compiled by Fortune magazine. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK).
Mr. Hassell has spent his entire career with BNY Mellon, beginning in The Bank of New York's management development program. He has had direct management responsibility for the company's broad range of investment services businesses, including asset servicing and issuer, broker-dealer, treasury and clearing services, as well as operations and technology. He was named to The Bank of New York’s executive committee in 1994, and named president and elected to its Board of Directors in 1998. In 2011, Mr. Hassell was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon.
Mr. Hassell holds an MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in economics from Duke University.
Mr. Hassell is also on the Board of Directors of Comcast Corporation and the Board of Trustees of Duke University. In addition he is on the Board of Visitors of Columbia University Medical Center and the boards of the New York Philharmonic, the Economic Club of New York and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He is also a member of the Financial Services Forum and is Vice Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.