The EMEA region represents 26% of BNY Mellon's global revenues(1) and the company employs over 9,000 staff across 16 countries within the region.
McEleney was formerly CEO of BNY Mellon's operations in Pune India and a member of the company's Asia Pacific Operating Committee.
As COO of EMEA, McEleney oversees the regional governance framework on behalf of all BNY Mellon businesses and operations in EMEA, and has full responsibility for the management of BNY Mellon's relationships with EMEA regulators.
Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman of EMEA at BNY Mellon, said: "Jim is a strong and experienced leader with a deep knowledge of our business, both here in EMEA and globally. Over the past few years he has been instrumental in growing our operation in Pune, one of our global centres of excellence, and I have no doubt he will bring the same expertise, dynamism and commitment to his new role."
McEleney joined BNY Mellon via The Boston Company as a financial analyst in 1987. Having worked for many years in a range of US-based roles, McEleney relocated to London in 2006 to establish the first European office for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, serving the global ultra-high-net-worth market. Prior to joining Wealth Management, the majority of McEleney's career with BNY Mellon had been with asset servicing, where in his last assignment he served for three years as Chief Administrative Officer of global asset servicing.
(1) As at June 30, 2011