Melanie Seymour is Head of Global Client Service at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, with $7.4 trillion in assets under management. In this role she is responsible for leading a global team to deliver an outstanding client experience to new and existing clients across all products and distribution channels. Melanie has over 30 years’ experience in Finance and Banking holding senior roles in Technology, Operations, and Change Management as well as running her own business.
She is passionate about education and developing the next generation of leaders, mentoring a number of men and women both internally and externally.

She is the former Managing Director of BlackRock Budapest. She was responsible for defining the vision, developing a growth strategy and building a brand within in Hungary, where she grew the office to over 800 within 3 years and it has become an integral part of BlackRock’s global operating model, where the team think differently, try different approaches and use technology in different ways. In 2015 Melanie was recognised as one of Brummell’s Top 30 Inspiring Women in the City of London. She joined the Advisory Board of Women in Banking and Finance in 2017 after three years as Vice President. In 2018 Melanie was awarded the Knight of Cross from the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic as an acknowledgement of the valuable contribution to the modernisation and improvement of the Hungarian economy, the financial system and the strengthening of the innovation capability of the country.

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