The International Securities Services Association (ISSA) has welcomed Broadridge Financial Solutions as its first tech vendor member to its executive board.
Samir Pandiri, who recently joined Broadridge as president of its international business after leading BNY Mellon’s global asset servicing business for six years, will represent the company on the board.
Broadridge will also become a sponsor institution of the organisation.
“We are pleased to welcome Samir to our board of directors. His experience and global outlook, coupled with his deep technology and operations expertise, will provide a strong perspective in helping further ISSA’s mission,” said Lee Waite, ISSA Chairman.
The ISSA board includes some of the most renowned figures in the securities services industry, including Clearstream’s Phil Brown, HSBC’s Alexis Vasquez Meissner, SIX’s Thomas Zeeb, and BNY Mellon’s Tom Casteleyn.
The inclusion of Broadridge will provide the ISSA valuable insight into several of its working groups and projects, specifically those on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and corporate actions.
“ISSA’s work resonates with Broadridge and our efforts to drive the innovation roadmap and develop solutions that allow our clients to get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalize on tomorrow’s opportunities,” added Broadridge’s Pandiri.
As president for Broadridge International, Pandiri is responsible for its post-trade technology, global proxy, and asset management data and technology businesses outside of North America.
The ISSA recently changed its senior leadership, replacing its long-serving chief executive, Josef Landolt, with Colin Parry, a former head of operations, innovation and new ventures at UBS.