State Street Corporation announced today that Scott Powers (age 56), president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, intends to retire later this year after more than seven years leading the firm and three decades in the investment management industry. Ronald O’Hanley (age 58) will succeed Powers at the beginning of April.
He and Powers will work together over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. O’Hanley will report to Jay Hooley, chairman and chief executive officer of State Street, and will join the company’s Management Committee, its senior-most strategy and policy-making team.
“Although it is bittersweet to be retiring from SSGA, I know I leave the firm on a very solid footing, with even greater prospects ahead. It’s been a privilege to work with such a talented team of professionals and global clients.” said Powers.
Hooley said, “Scott has been a highly effective leader for our asset management franchise and I thank him for everything he has done to strengthen SSGA’s leadership position, talent and culture. We’re extremely fortunate to have such a strong successor in Ron, someone I have known personally for many years, as well as the talented and experienced management team at SSGA. Ron has a proven track record and extensive experience running a global multi-asset class investment management business.”
O’Hanley has nearly 30 years of experience in leadership roles within the industry and most recently served as president of Asset Management & Corporate Services for Fidelity Investments. Prior to joining Fidelity, O’Hanley spent 13 years in leadership positions at Mellon Bank and Bank of New York Mellon ultimately as president and chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Asset Management in Boston, vice chairman of Bank of New York Mellon Corp and a member of its Executive Committee.