Donna Nemecek is a Vice President and Senior Information Risk Officer working in Risk & Compliance at BNY Mellon.  Donna reports directly to Donald Gilmore, Executive Vice President and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Risk & Compliance Group, reporting directly to the Vice Chairman and the Chief Risk Officer. Risk & Compliance consists of Risk Management, Global Compliance and Ethics, Information Risk Management, Global Business Continuity and Global Corporate Security.

Donna oversees the Information Risk Management Program in Risk & Compliance with responsibility for 95 Information Risk Officers globally.  Donna has worked in Risk Management for over ten years.  Donna developed Risk Management’s information risk program as part of BNY Mellon’s Basel II compliance initiative; she also led Basel II compliance work-streams for credit, market, operational and enterprise risk.

Donna has vast industry knowledge and extensive project leadership experience.  Donna’s approach emphasizes training and knowledge transfer.  Donna partners with best of breed information security providers in developing repeatable and sustainable solutions to protect BNY Mellon’s information assets. 

Over the past year, Donna led the Global Unstructured Data Governance Project that provided user access certifications on network share drives where sensitive data resides in Risk & Compliance; additionally, many other lines of business at BNY Mellon adopted the business processes she put in place resulting in the solution protecting thousands of users’ data globally. 

Earlier this year, Donna spoke at the CISO Executive Network 3rd Annual Leadership Summit held in Washington DC.  Donna emphasized the importance of data protection transparency, through partnering with the business in combination with implementation of the latest information security tools.