BNY Mellon, a global asset manager provider of financial and investment services, has strengthened its Board of Directors with two additions, electing Linda Z. Cook and Jennifer B. Morgan as its two newest independent directors, who both join the board with immediate effect, according to a BNY statement.
Per the additions of Ms. Cook and Morgan, BNY Mellon’s Board will now boast fourteen total directors, of which thirteen are independent. In particular, Ms. Cook will join the Corporate Governance and Nominating and Risk Committees of BNY Mellon’s Board of Directors.
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She presently serves as the Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of EIG Global Energy Partners since 2014 – additionally she has worked for almost three decades at Royal Dutch Shell, working as the CEO of Shell Canada Limited, CEO of Shell Gas & Power and Executive VP of Finance, Strategy and HR for Shell’s global Exploration and Production businesses.
Ms. Morgan will join the Audit and Technology Committees of BNY Mellon’s Board of Directors. She previously served as President of SAP North America since 2014, having held a range of responsibilities including the company’s strategy, revenue and customer success in the U.S. and Canada.
According to BNY Mellon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gerald L. Hassell, in a recent statement on the appointments: “We are delighted to welcome Linda and Jennifer to our Board. BNY Mellon recognizes the importance of having an appropriate balance of experience and fresh perspectives on its Board of Directors. The addition of these two new talented directors with diverse experiences and backgrounds is a demonstration of our commitment to this balance and continued strong corporate governance.”