Akash Shah

Akash Shah

Head of Strategy and Global Client Management, BNY Mellon

Akash Shah is Head of Strategy and Global Client Management at BNY Mellon. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee.


As Head of Strategy, Akash develops and implements BNY Mellon’s long-term strategic objectives, shapes external partnerships and alliances, and shapes the company’s response to the increasingly dynamic financial services ecosystem. He also oversees the firm’s global marketing and communications functions, helping to drive a dynamic, client-focused strategy across all of BNY Mellon.


As Head of Global Client Management, Akash focuses on delivering the full suite of BNY Mellon’s capabilities to our largest relationships across all segments and regions.


Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Akash was a partner at McKinsey & Company, advising leading financial institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He co-led McKinsey’s Capital Markets & Investment Banking practice and authored multiple reports on the firm’s perspectives on the future structure of the financial services industry.


He is a graduate of Yale University.