Singh to drive growth opportunities, leveraging BNY Mellon's innovative technology platforms, build out local Asia Pacific capabilities
BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, announced today that Rohan Singh has been appointed Asia Pacific Head of Asset Servicing, effective June 27, and will report to Samir Pandiri, Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Servicing. Singh will join the firm's Asia Pacific Leadership Council and extended leadership team, chaired by David Cruikshank, Asia Pacific Chairman, BNY Mellon.
Singh will be based in Singapore and succeeds Francis Braeckevelt, who has served as Asia Pacific Head of Asset Servicing on an interim basis in addition to his role of Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer for Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon which he will resume.
In this position, Singh will drive the execution of growth opportunities for the APAC asset servicing business, leveraging BNY Mellon's cutting-edge technology platforms, including the NEXEN digital investments ecosystem, and Eagle Investment Systems, and enabling clients to build their businesses, gain better access to information, lower operating costs and achieve shared economies of scale. He will also oversee the expansion of BNY Mellon's local capabilities in the region.
"Rohan brings nearly three decades of asset servicing experience, working within large organizations across Asian markets and demonstrating a proven track record of increasing the management and relationship skills under his leadership," said Pandiri. "His expertise and industry knowledge will be critical as BNY Mellon builds on strategic growth opportunities within alternative investments, exchange-traded funds, real estate, private equity and middle office solutions in the region."
David Cruikshank added: "The Asset Servicing business in Asia is a key focus for BNY Mellon, which through our team of experienced professionals helps to provide a breadth of investment services and access into Asia for global asset managers and institutional investors. We continue to see huge opportunities in the region where BNY Mellon is well positioned to assist global investors gain value from the numerous growth opportunities and pleased to have Rohan steer our asset servicing business to the next level in Asia Pacific."
With 27 years of financial services industry experience, Singh most recently led the Southeast Asia region for Northern Trust, based in Singapore. He has also led the Australasia region for Northern Trust as well as Sales for Asia Pacific. Previously, Singh was a director at Citibank and held several asset servicing leadership positions at the company, including Head of Global Custody Sales South Asia. He began his career at State Street, where he worked for seven years.
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31, 2017, BNY Mellon had $30.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.7 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).