Global custodian BNP Paribas Securities Services has named Claudine Gallagher the head of the firm's newly created Americas region.
Gallagher has served as BNP's head of securities services in North America since 2012. In May 2016, Gallagher spoke to WatersTechnology about the firm's goal of moving from the fifth- to fourth-largest custodian in the world.
Andrea Cattáneo and Claudia Calderón, who serve as the firm's heads of Brazil and Colombia, respectively, will join the regional executive board and report directly to Gallagher.
"Throughout the past five years, Claudine has been instrumental in building our US capabilities. With her leadership, we will continue to strengthen our presence across the Americas," said José Placido, global head of client development at BNP Paribas Securities Services, in a statement. "This is our latest step to support clients' ambitions in this high-potential region and make the most of our collective strengths."