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Jyoti Chopra

Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability and Chief Diversity Officer, BNY Mellon


Jyoti Chopra is the Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability and Chief Diversity Officer for BNY Mellon. She joined the company in 2012 and is based in New York City. Jyoti is responsible for leading the company’s comprehensive award-winning diversity and inclusion program and promoting a culture of inclusion that creates pathways for the continued recruitment, development and advancement of a diverse workforce. She is a member of BNY Mellon’s Senior Leadership Team and is the company’s representative to the Global Talent and Diversity Council of the Asia Society. She serves on the boards of the BNY Mellon Foundation (New York) and the BNY Mellon Foundation of South Western Pennsylvania. She oversees the company’s corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and social investing areas and manages the corporate art collection. Previously, Jyoti served as the global leader for communications and public relations at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, where she was responsible for external relations, executive and internal communications. Jyoti worked at Merrill Lynch from 1998 until 2009, where she was Managing Director and head of communications for the Americas and the Global Banking divisions. She launched her career at the United Nations and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Jyoti was born and raised in London, England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Journalism from New York University. She completed the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She holds an MBA with distinction from the Sad Business School, University of Oxford. She is presently a member of the Diversity Advisory Board for Toyota Motor North America.