Michael Cole-Fontayn, Executive Vice President, is Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of the Bank of New York Mellon. He is a member of the Corporate Executive and Operating Committees.
Cole-Fontayn has been with BNY since 1984 starting as a Credit and Risk analyst. He worked on and took responsibility for a variety of special industry banking groups between 1986 and 1992. Michael joined the DR Division in 1992, and has worked on many DR equity capital raising transactions, including numerous privatisations and equity offerings around the world.
Michael has previously served as CEO of Depositary Receipts and ran The Bank of New York Mellon’s Issuer Services Group in Hong Kong for seven years from 1993-2000.
Previously chair of The EMEA Issuer and Treasury Services Committee, he is currently chair of the European Executive Management Committee and the BNYM Charity/Community Affairs Programme.
He is a board member of the Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), and is a member of the Advisory Board of TheCityUK and the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group.
A graduate of Westminster University (PCL), Michael received a BA (Hons.) in Business Management.