BNY Mellon has appointed Stephen Lackey as chairman of its Asia-Pacific operation. Lackey succeeds Christopher Sturdy, who has been Asia-Pacific chairman since early 2008 and is moving to New York to take on a senior role in the firm's Global Client Management Group.
Lackey joined BNY Mellon in 1981 and has been director of global corporate development and investor relations since 2009. His experience includes acting as a representative of BNY Mellon's Sydney office from 1983-1987, leading a multi-national client group in London from 1991-1995, a communications and technology client group from 1995-1999, and a specialized industry client group until 2002.
Based in Hong Kong, Lackey will lead the development and implementation of the company's business strategy for the Asia-Pacific region and will chair its Asia-Pacific executive committee.
Daniel Smith, currently chief administrative officer of the firm's Asia-Pacific operation, has been promoted to chief operating officer for the region, incorporating his responsibilities as chief administrative officer. He will continue to be based in Hong Kong.
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