Engle, who reports directly to CEO Gerald Hassell, also joins the firm's executive committee.
She will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and execution of the firm's technology agenda, including advancing the firm's NEXEN digital investment platform, accelerating its digital and agile development efforts, and attracting and developing top IT talent.
Engle has more than 30 years of experience in IT from previous roles at AT&T, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, DTCC and Bank of America.
“I am excited to join an industry leader like BNY Mellon," said Engle.
“I look forward to collaborating with partners across the firm to further advance the industry leading technology platforms and applications of BNY Mellon and develop the technology architecture for the future, to best serve clients and the financial markets.”
Hassell added: “Technology innovation is at the heart of what we do, and Bridget Engle's leadership, proven industry expertise and her focus on aligning technology solutions to create value for clients will support our ambition to be the investment industry technology leader.”