Claudine Gallagher is Managing Director and Head of Securities Services, Americas, for BNP Paribas. She is responsible for the strategic development of the region, spearheading its client and product development, and marketing initiatives. She joined the firm in 2012 as Head of North America for Securities Services.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Gallagher was an executive at J.P. Morgan for 10 years in a variety of senior management roles. In her most recent role there, she was global head of Depositary Receipts (DRs), a position she had held since 2006. At BNP Paribas, she serves on various senior committees throughout the Bank, including the Executive Committees of the BNP Paribas Americas Territory and of BNP Paribas Securities Services.
She has been named one of the ’25 Most Powerful Women in Finance’ by American Banker Magazine for the past four consecutive years, and was recently named one of the ’30 to Shape the Future’ by Global Custodian Magazine. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.