BNY Mellon (NYSE:BNY) has brought in Niamh De Niese to help steer its technology incubator for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), following the recent opening of an innovation center this past October, according to a BNY statement.
BNY’s EMEA Innovation Centre opened almost one year ago, having since helped aggregate and bring together a wide range of fintech groups, including technology start-ups, developers, industry experts, and researchers with the collective goal of working with clients on developing new products and services.
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The opening of BNY’s EMEA innovation center is its sixth in three years. De Niese joins BNY Mellon from Visa Europe, having worked at the payments group for the past nine years in a variety of senior roles. This included stints as its Head of Innovation Operations & Delivery for Europe, as well as other VP related positions, dating back to 2007.
Prior to Visa Europe, she also worked at UBS as well as Accenture, part of a lengthy career extending back over a decade, according to information made public on her Linkedin profile.
According to Lucille Mayer, Global Head of Innovation and Client Experience Delivery at BNY Mellon, in a recent statement on the office and appointment: “Our Emea Innovation Centre is ideally located to be a catalyst centre for new solutions that we can envision and develop alongside our clients and fintechs. Under Niamh’s leadership, we anticipate a step-wise increase in collaborative innovation in financial services.”