Wall Street 50 – 2009

Brian Ruane/Bank of New York Mellon

Brian Ruane is executive vice president of Client Management and head of Financial Institutions at The Bank of New York Mellon. Brian is a member of the Bank’s Operating Committee and sits on the board of Pershing LLC and BNY Mellon Financial Services PLC, an Irish bank. In March 2009, Brian joined the Bank’s newly created Sovereign Advisory Board, tasked with best serving sovereign organizations, sovereign Wealth Funds, sovereign pension plans and central banks.

Brian graduated from Colaiste Eanna in Dublin in 1982. In 1989, he graduated from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the U.K. and Ireland. In 1995, he received his MBA in international banking from The Zarb School of Business, New York. Brian sits on the advisory boards of The UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin, and The Zarb School of Business, New York.

Brian’s father comes from Crossmolina, County Mayo and his mother is from Drumhaldry, County Longford. He and his wife Anna, from Dublin, live in New York with their four children.