BNY Mellon names new wealth director
Dubai, November 5, 2013
BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment services and investment management, has appointed Giambattista Atzeni to a newly created role as senior director for business development with BNY Mellon Wealth Management.
Atzeni most recently served as a senior relationship manager for the company’s corporate trust business in the MEA region.
He will continue to be based in Dubai, and as of October 1, reports to managing director Douglas Schaenen.
Atzeni’s appointment is a first in the region for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and marks yet another step in the wealth manager’s previously announced plan to expand its sales force by 50 per cent by year-end 2014.
As senior director serving MEA and Turkey, Atzeni is responsible for managing client relationships, business development and strategy in one of the world’s fastest-growing wealth markets.
“BNY Mellon Wealth Management continues to broaden and strengthen its reach both in the US and around the globe,” Schaenen said.
“As Giamba assumes his new role, we are not only focusing on one of the world’s wealthiest per-capita regions, but are continuing to expand BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s international on-the-ground presence, complementing our teams in New York, London, Hong Kong, Toronto and the Cayman Islands.”
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2006, Atzeni lived in Dublin, Ireland, where he worked in the investment funds and capital market industry at the Irish Stock Exchange and at BISYS Fund Services.
Atzeni holds a Laurea V.O. (MS) in International Political Science from the University of Cagliari in Italy. He is currently chairman of the Steering Committee of the Gulf Bond & Sukuk Association (GBSA) and is a regular speaker at Middle East conferences and industry events. – TradeArabia News Service