Global financial services firm, Mellon Financial Corporation, has appointed Jan Altink as director of corporate affairs for Europe.
Altink will manage internal and external communications for Mellon in Europe and take responsibility for Mellon Global Investments, the firm’s non-US asset management division. He will oversee media relations, branding, employee communications and community affairs for Mellon’s European businesses.
Altink has about 20 years experience in communications - most recently in a senior position with Deutsche Bank, London.
He reports to Jon Groom, regional head of Mellon for Europe and president of Mellon Global Investments in London and Rose Cotton, senior vice corporate affairs for the firm in Pittsburgh, where Mellon is headquartered.
*Mellon Financial Corporation is planning to open a new European headquarters in the City of London which will form the hub for its European expansion and a base for its 1200 London staff. The base, in Queen Victoria Street, will also provide Mellon with capacity for an additional 300 new staff.
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