Kim Newell

Kim Newell Chebator

Kim Newell Chebator is an executive vice president and the chief administrative officer (CAO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Kim is responsible for regional governance and control framework initiatives that provide transversal strategic oversight for busniess unit and legal entity delivery. As part of her role she oversees our data strategy and leads key components of State Street’s regulatory initiatives, Kim is a member of State Street’s EMEA Management Committee, the region’s most senior strategy and policy-making team. 

Kim is also the executive sponsor for State Street’s Brexit Working Group, which is responsible for ensuring a consistent and over-arching framework to effectively navigate Brexit for State Street and its clients. 

Prior to her current role as CAO, Kim led State Street’s Global Markets (SSGM) division in EMEA, the investment research, trading and securities lending house of State Street, which provides liquidity across 35 international markets; has around $500bn in lendable assets in EMEA[1], and traded over $700bn in FX last year in EMEA. It is also listed as a top 10 real money FX provider and ranked first in Real Money Flow Research[2]. 

Kim joined State Street in 1994 as part of the Broker-Dealer business and was instrumental in building out our Transition Management business. Kim was also the Product Manager for our Portfolio Solutions Equity Trading and Broker-Dealer businesses. Prior to SSGM, Kim was a specialist clerk on the floor of the Boston Stock Exchange.

Outside of her day-to-day role, Kim is a passionate ambassador for diversity and inclusion: she is an executive sponsor for State Street’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Pride Network; is a member of Stonewall; sits on State Street’s Leading Women Executive Forum; helped establish SSGM’s regular ‘Women’s Networking Events’; and has mentored several women within the company. Kim has also spoken at multiple high-profile industry, media and trade body events to raise awareness of these topics, including Sibos and the Workplace Equality Index (WEI) – the WEI is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace. 

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and spent a year at Oxford University.

[1] Securities Finance Business Intelligence
[2] Euromoney Survey 2016