Monique R. Herena is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee, the organization's most senior management body, which oversees day-to-day operations. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK).
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Herena is responsible for all Human Resources strategies, policies and practices for more than 50,000 employees around the world. Further, she leads the efforts to attract, retain, develop and reward talent globally. A board member of the BNY Mellon Foundation, Ms. Herena also is the Executive Committee sponsor for BNY Mellon's Helping Each Ability by Respecting and Teaching (HEART) Employee Resource Group. Reflecting BNY Mellon's commitment to diversity and workplace excellence, HEART is one of six Employee Resource Groups that support employees with shared interests.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Ms. Herena spent 13 years with PepsiCo and advanced through a variety of leadership positions and was most recently Senior Vice President Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer PepsiCo Global Groups, Functions and Corporate. She partnered with senior leadership on all aspects of talent management and human resources leadership for PepsiCo’s enterprise wide change efforts. Prior to that role, Ms. Herena was the Senior Vice President Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for PepsiCo’s Asia Middle East and Africa business sector based in Dubai, UAE. She led the Human Resources function for the fastest growing division of PepsiCo with over 50,000 employees. She led a Human Resources organization of nearly 1,000 associates and numerous business model and human resource transformation efforts in China, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Thailand and Pakistan. Earlier in her career, Ms. Herena held a number of senior human resources leadership roles across PepsiCo, including Senior Vice President and Chief Personnel Officer of PepsiCo North America – Quaker Oats, Tropicana and Gatorade & Global Research & Development, as well as Chief Personnel Officer for PepsiCo North America Sales.
Before joining PepsiCo, Ms. Herena worked for AlliedSignal in numerous U.S. and International human resources business partner, talent development and merger & acquisition roles in the Aerospace, Specialty Chemicals and Corporate divisions. Prior to joining AlliedSignal, Ms. Herena worked for The Quaker Oats Company in staffing, diversity and HR business partner roles. Ms. Herena began her career as an executive retained search and organization change consultant.
Ms. Herena is an active member of CHRO Board Academy, Human Resources Policy Association and a graduate and faculty member of the Cornell ILR CHRO Top Seat program. She also completed the NAHR CHRO Academy and Kellogg School of Management Women’s Director Programs. Ms. Herena holds a B.A. in communication studies from University of Wisconsin – Parkside and she received her M.A. in communication studies from Northern Illinois University.