Bernard Mensah is President of International for Bank of America and is a member of Bank of America’s Executive Management Team. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch International, Bank of America’s largest international subsidiary.
Based in London, Bernard is responsible for the development and execution of Bank of America’s strategy and extensive business activities internationally. These span corporate, commercial and investment banking, sales and trading, research and treasury services and associated support and control functions. He is also responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the broad Bank of America franchise to its corporate and institutional clients internationally. Prior to assuming his current position in 2020, he jointly led the bank’s fixed income, currencies and commodities trading business globally.
He joined the firm in 2010 from Goldman Sachs in London, where he was a Partner and global head of Bank Loan and Distressed Trading, and prior to that ran the bank’s Asia Credit and Convertibles business, based in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Bernard co-chairs the Africa Advisory Board of Prince’s Trust International and is a member of the board of the Kofi Annan Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes better global governance to achieve a fairer, more peaceful world. He is Co-Chair of the Stanford University Parents and Family Advisory Board.