Ben Pott

Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, EMEA

Ben Pott is Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs for EMEA at BNY Mellon. In this role, Ben leads a team that follows key policy and regulatory changes, connecting with external and internal stakeholders to anticipate, advocate and communicate relevant developments in European policy and legislation that may impact the Group’s EMEA business.


Prior to joining BNY Mellon in March 2019, Ben worked for ICAP/NEX as Group Head of Government Affairs, leading on MiFID II and Brexit amongst others. He also worked as Policy Expert at the European Banking Authority in the areas of recovery and resolution, credit risk and infrastructure services from 2012-2014.


Ben started his career at the UK Financial Services Authority (now FCA) in 2005, where he spent 7 years in a variety of roles focusing on post-trade policy implementation and supervision. During that time, Ben spent a year on secondment at HM Treasury helping to negotiate the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.


8 March: 14:00 – 14:50

Breakout Session 4
The Progress and Challenges of the Capital Markets Union