Ismail (Izzy) Dawood, LP XXVIII

Chief Financial Officer for Investment Services

BNY Mellon


Izzy Dawood is a Leadership Pittsburgh XXVIII alum and serves as Secretary of the Board. 

Izzy Dawood is an Executive Vice President and the CFO for Investment Services for BNY Mellon.  He is responsible for providing financial and strategic leadership for BNY Mellon’s largest business with over $10 billion in revenue.  He is also currently the Director of Investor Relations for BNY Mellon.  In prior roles at BNY Mellon, Izzy has led various functions including a prior role as Director of Investor Relations, and Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis.  He is part of BNY Mellon’s Operating Committee and also serves on the boards of Promontory Interfinancial Network, Auberle Schools and Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2006, he held a variety of senior Finance and Treasury roles at Wachovia Corporation.  He has been part of and overseen a number of mergers, starting with his time with First Fidelity, which was acquired by First Union, which later merged with Wachovia.  In his career, Izzy has been involved in closing over three dozen meaningful transactions.

He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. John’s University, along with a CFA, or Chartered Financial Analyst, designation.