Euroclear sales head joins BNY Mellon’s asset servicing unit

Katherine Starks leaves Euroclear to head up the asset servicing business in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and CEE region for BNY Mellon.

By Jonathan Watkins

BNY Mellon has appointed Katherine Starks as head of its asset servicing business in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and CEE region.

Starks joins from Euroclear where she was head of continental Europe for sales, relationship and account management.

As head of the asset servicing business, Starks will lead the growth of BNY Mellon’s custody, depositary and fund accounting services in the region.

“I came to BNY Mellon because of its significant market position and legacy of trust in the market,” said Starks. “I look forward to strengthening our presence in the region and to continue to provide professional and innovative solutions to our clients.”

Beyond established custody and administration services, she will oversee the delivery of value-added services, including BNY Mellon’s digital strategy.

“The German market is a key strategic priority for BNY Mellon and we are strongly committed to adding local strength and long-term stability to our client-facing team in Germany,” said Daron Pearce, CEO, BNY Mellon EMEA Asset Servicing.

“Katherine brings deep knowledge of the European market and extensive experience in leading world-class teams and especially serving client needs in Germany.”