Pershing hires new head of strategy for EMEA

Appointment brings 20 years' experience to the role, working at the likes of AXA Investment Managers, EY, PwC, and Investec Wealth & Investments. 

BNY Mellon Pershing has appointed Umar Zaman as head of strategy for its EMEA business, based in London. 

Zaman brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role, having worked in various senior positions at a number of global organisations, including AXA Investment Managers, EY, and PwC. Most recently he served as head of strategic initiatives and innovation at Investec Wealth & Investments.  

Zaman said: “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.” 

In the newly created role, Zaman will be responsible for shaping the firm’s EMEA strategy and value proposition. He will report to head of Pershing EMEA, Cécile Nagel, and will also join the Pershing EMEA executive committee.  

“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.”