Gerald Hassell is the former Chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon, a global investments company. Mr. Hassell spent his entire career with BNY Mellon, beginning in The Bank of New York's management development program. He has had direct management responsibility for the company's broad range of investment services businesses, including asset servicing and issuer, broker-dealer, treasury and clearing services, as well as operations and technology. He was named to The Bank of New York's executive committee in 1994, and named president and elected to its Board of Directors in 1998.
A Duke alumnus with a bachelor's degree in economics, Mr. Hassell also earned an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Mr. Hassell is on the Boards of Directors of BNY Mellon and Comcast. In addition, he is on the Board of Lincoln Center and Board of Visitors of Columbia University Medical Center . He is also a member of The Financial Services Forum and Business Council and is Vice Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York.
Mr. Hassell has been a member of the Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors since 1999, serving as chair from 2006-2011, and reunion co-chair in 2007-2008. He and his wife, Anita-Agnes Hassell, have two children, Jarred and Alyssa T'08.
Mr. Hassell was elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2011. He currently serves on the Executive Committee, Resources Committee and The Future of Central Campus Strategic Task Force, and chairs the Audit and Compliance Committee.