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Oded Shomroni

Managing Counsel & Pershing EMEA Head of Legal at BNY Mellon


Oded Shomroni is Manging Counsel at BNY Mellon based in the UK and serves as Head of Legal for BNY Mellon Pershing EMEA Legal team. Oded’s main areas of responsibility are implementation of regulatory change affecting BNY Mellon’s EMEA custody business and providing legal support and advice to the Pershing Business in EMEA. Oded joined Pershing from the London Stock Exchange where he was involved with the implementation of the Prospectus Directive, the Rules of the London Stock Exchange and AIM, and Main Market regulatory and disciplinary matters, as well as the Exchange’s corporate reorganisation. Prior to that, he was in private practice at law firm Martineau Johnson (in Birmingham) after having qualified as a lawyer in Israel, followed by an LLM at Queens Mary University, London.

Oded believes that his progress comes from working in teams where he could learn, develop and meet experienced people who were willing to share their knowledge with him. He is also passionate about law which makes this profession an ideal choice for him. Outside of work, Oded tours with the UK Gay Bikers Motorcycle Club, for which he also holds the position of club secretary. Further, he loves reading, watching theatre, concerts and the occasional opera.
As a gay man, Oded was instinctively involved in supporting LGBT+ equality and inclusion. His role in the bike club made him realize that voluntary efforts from people within and outside the community are a driving force for inclusion, and hence he joined PRISM, BNY Mellon’s network for LGBT+ inclusion and equality.
Oded comments: “The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated (again) that caring for our people is not just a mantra at BNY Mellon it was the culture from the top. And on the LGBT front I was proud to see BNY Mellon as an organisation come out for LGBT+ rights by supporting gay marriages in New York State, lighting its prominent downtown Pittsburgh HQ in rainbow colours during Pride, and bringing a ground breaking case which led to recognition of same sex partners for Visa purposes in Hong Kong, as well as supporting our colleagues and people in Poland.” “I am proud to be a Project 1000 Role Model because it allows me to make equality and inclusion part of the norm, recognise the support I received from colleagues and be a role model for LGBTQ+ people who may be uncertain whether a career in Financial Services is compatible with their LGBTQ+ identity”
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