BNY Mellon has appointed Sang Don Ji as the country executive for Korea and manager of its Seoul branch, replacing Yoon Soo Kim who has retired after nine years with the firm.

Based in Seoul, Ji will be responsible for heading the strategic direction and expansion of the company's local capabilities and presence across all Korea businesses. He will report to head of global client management of Asia Pacific Gregory Roath.

Ji has an experience of over three decades in the financial services industry. This includes 20 years at JP Morgan Chase Bank in Seoul, where he most recently as managing director and branch manager. His other roles at JP Morgan include leading the corporate banking, treasury and securities service, and corporate treasury service divisions.

Before joining JP Morgan, he served at Arab Bank and Security Pacific National Bank.

“Ji will be instrumental in further enhancing our growth ambitions with his well-rounded financial services experience and deep knowledge of Korean clients’ needs.

“With his diverse background and strong credentials in the market, Ji is well-placed to further progress BNY Mellon’s established business in Korea to deliver excellence for our clients across the investments lifecycle,” Roath stated.