Chief Information Officer
Ramaswamy (Ram) Nagappan is the Chief Information Officer and a Managing Director for Pershing, a BNY Mellon company. Ram is also a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Operating Committee.
Ram is responsible for the firm’s architecture, application development, quality assurance, technology product management, program management, process assurance, project management, infrastructure management and IT operations for Pershing’s NetExchange suite of solutions and Albridge solutions. This includes Pershing's account management, clearance, settlement and trading solutions; NetX360® and NetExchange Client®; Albridge enterprise data management and wealth reporting; voice and mobile technology.
Ram began his career at Pershing in 1988. Prior to joining Pershing, he was a technology consultant to Pershing, Guardian Life Insurance, Bakst International and Data Software Research Corp. Prior to the assuming his current role, Ram also served as managing director for technology development for DLJdirect and CSFBdirect, pioneers in online Internet brokerage. He also had a significant role in establishing iNautix Technologies India Private Limited at Chennai, India, a technology affiliate of BNY Mellon that provides an array of technology development services. Ram has more than 30 years of information technology experience with strong financial services knowledge.
Ram is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Technology Advisory Committee. He has served as a member of technology advisory committees for various national securities exchanges.
Ram earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Anna University Chennai (India). Ram was named Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders” for 2013. Most recently, the New Jersey Technology Council named Ram “CIO of the year” for 2015.