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Bank of America
HILANI KERR is the Retail Sales East Executive, leading a network of employees who assist the bank’s Consumer, Preferred and Global Wealth Management clients with their home purchase, refinance and home equity needs. She also oversees the Retail Sales Operations team and leads a network of wealth management lending officers who support high net worth clients of Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.
Previously, Kerr was managing director and head of North America Large Corporate Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, she had end-to-end responsibility for delivering global transaction banking, mobile and digital solutions to more than 2,700 large-cap clients.
Kerr has more than 20 years of experience in financial services globally. She served as head of Global Cross Currency Product, where she oversaw the development of foreign exchange products for corporate and commercial clients. Prior to that, she was global head of the Foreign Exchange Product Sales Specialists group, which worked across the bank’s multiple lines of business to sell and structure FX product solutions. Earlier in her tenure with the bank, Kerr was head of Client Management for the U.S. and Asia Pacific Equity Prime Brokerage. Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2008, she worked at Deutsche Bank across Capital Markets, Corporate Trust Services, Cash Management and Alternative Investment Solutions.
Currently based in New York, Kerr has lived and worked in London, Mauritius, Channel Islands, Australia and Hong Kong. She is a passionate supporter of advancing women’s careers. In 2016, she received the Award for Inspiration from Women in Payments. She is a member of BofA Merrill’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Senior Sponsorship Board and the Asian Advisory Council, as well as an active committee member of the bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. While in Asia, Kerr was the chair of the regional WLC and the head of LEAD for Women. Outside of work, Hilani is a board member of the charity Every Mother Counts (EMC) and is a keen runner, often running marathons on behalf of this charity. She frequently uses her vacation time to travel with EMC to countries where they offer support.