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Laura Ahto

President and Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon's European Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Brussels

Laura Ahto is president and chief executive officer of BNY Mellon's European Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV. Prior to being named to this position in November 2014, she served as chief operating officer of Investment Services, German Speaking and CEE Region, at BNY Mellon in Frankfurt, Germany, and as a manager of the Frankfurt Branch of the SA/NV. Ms Ahto has held various executive leadership positions in operations, technology, change management and provider management in the investment services (including global custody, global fund services, offshore fund administration, performance analytics) and asset management (including trading, operations, funds and compliance) business segments. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2012, she was deputy chief operating officer, head of Operations and Technology at Baring Asset Management in London. She joined Barings following seven years with PIMCO Europe in London, where she was senior vice president, head of Operations and Administration and European Funds. Prior to joining PIMCO, she was a managing director at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust Company and responsible for various operations and client functions in New York, Asia, Australia, the UK and Europe. Ms Ahto holds a B.A. in economics from Ursinus College and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

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