Ather Williams is managing director and head of Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role he is responsible for the delivery of a range of financial solutions, including payments and receivables, liquidity and investments, trade and supply chain finance, and custody and agency services, to the firm’s large corporate, public sector
Ather Williams is managing director and head of Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role he is responsible for the delivery of a range of financial solutions, including payments and receivables, liquidity and investments, trade and supply chain finance, and custody and agency services, to the firm’s large corporate, public sector banking, middle market and small business clients.
He is based in New York.
Prior to his current position, Williams was head of Global Payments for three years during which he executed a global strategy for payments product management on an end-to-end basis, including: P&L management; new product development and product launches; pricing; all training and marketing for the urgent/high value and non-urgent/low value payments products, banknotes, and the related foreign exchange products.
During the same period, Williams held two additional roles: head of Global GTS Strategy for which he worked with GTS regional and product management and across other lines of business to facilitate the delivery of the bank’s entire capabilities; and head of the North American Product Sales organization, for which he led a team of sales specialists who provided product expertise and solution support to teams covering North American Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking clients.
Williams joined the company in September 2011 and was previously at JP Morgan Chase where he held a variety of senior leadership positions including Americas Liquidity executive, Global Segment executive and Global Strategy & Corporate Development executive, all within Treasury & Securities Services. He was most recently Global Product executive for Investment & Credit Products.
Williams has more than 20 years of experience working in the financial services industry. Williams holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Services @ From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Greater New York City AreaManaging Director, Head of Global Payments & Global GTS Strategy, Global Transaction Services @ From September 2011 to Present (4 years 4 months) Managing Director, Regional Liquidity Solutions Executive @ From August 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 2 months) Managing Director @ From May 2008 to August 2009 (1 year 4 months) Managing Director @ From January 2005 to May 2008 (3 years 5 months) Vice President, Strategy @ From August 2002 to February 2004 (1 year 7 months) Director, Consulting Services @ From February 2002 to June 2003 (1 year 5 months) Chief Financial Officer @ From June 2000 to September 2001 (1 year 4 months) Senior Financial Analyst, Strategic Planning @ From June 1999 to June 2000 (1 year 1 month) Engagement Manager @ From August 1994 to July 1997 (3 years) Business Analyst @ From July 1992 to July 1994 (2 years 1 month)
MBA @ Harvard Business School From 1997 to 1999 AB @ Harvard College From 1988 to 1992 Ather Williams III is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Cash Management, Financial Services, Finance, Liquidity Management, Financial Modeling, Management, Strategy, Business Strategy, Payments, Leadership, FX Options, Treasury Management, Investment Banking, Analysis
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