BNY Mellon | Pershing Appoints Umar Zaman as Head of Strategy in EMEA

by | Aug 9, 2023

BNY Mellon | Pershing has appointed Umar Zaman as Head of Strategy for its EMEA business, based in London. Umar will join the BNY Mellon | Pershing EMEA Executive Committee.

In this newly created role, Umar will be responsible for shaping Pershing EMEA’s strategy and value proposition as we continue to support clients’ needs for simplification, scale and service. 

Umar will report to the Head of Pershing EMEA, Cécile Nagel. 

Umar is an experienced transformation leader, with a career spanning over 20 years. He has worked across a diverse range of global organisations, including large UK and European wealth and asset management firms and consultancies, where he led complex transformations and delivered innovative solutions to build sustainable future capabilities. He has also held multiple senior leadership positions at PwC, EY and AXA Investment Managers. He joins BNY Mellon | Pershing from Investec Wealth & Investments where he served as the Head of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation. 

“We are pleased to welcome Umar to BNY Mellon | Pershing”, said Nagel. “Umar brings a wealth of expertise to our business, in defining and setting strategic direction for companies and an ability to steer organisations towards sustainable growth and operational excellence. This will prove instrumental and invaluable as we continue to refine our strategy in a dynamic and competitive industry landscape.”                    

Zaman continued: “There is a growing need for wealth and asset management firms to simplify complex operating models and invest in technology to differentiate their client service and achieve the scale required to meet their growth ambitions. Pershing EMEA is renowned for its ability to support firms on their transformation journeys towards long-term, profitable growth. I look forward to collaborating with the EMEA team to identify opportunities that will enhance our proposition, squarely focused on the interests of our clients.”

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