James S. (“Jim”) Wiener is a Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and the company’s Chief Risk Officer. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee, and is the Executive Committee sponsor for Gen-Edge, an Employee Resource Group focused on meeting the needs and capturing unique generational perspectives across BNY Mellon. Gen-Edge is one of six ERGs that reflect BNY Mellon's commitment to diversity and workplace excellence by supporting employees with shared interests.
Reporting to BNY Mellon's Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors' Risk Committee, Mr. Wiener oversees as Chief Risk Officer the compliance and credit, operational and market risk functions. He is also focused on continuing to build the company’s risk management capabilities, including integrating enterprise risk data, reporting, analytics, modeling and strategy efforts.
Mr. Wiener joined BNY Mellon in November 2014 from Oliver Wyman Group, where he was senior partner and leader of the North American Public Policy Practice and a member of the firm’s management committee. In that role, he led the firm’s consulting focus on capital planning requirements under the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (CCAR), Dodd-Frank derivatives reform, prudential standards for foreign banking organizations, and resolution and recovery planning.
Mr. Wiener joined Oliver Wyman in 1994, and held a series of increasingly senior roles, including as senior partner and leader of the North American Finance and Risk Management Practice, where he led the firm’s largest practice area globally.
Mr. Wiener has extensive experience working with the largest and most complex global financial institutions and is a widely recognized expert on financial services, capital markets and risk management.
He earned a B.A. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.