Brian Sepe Retires from Global Wealth and
Investment Management, Latin America
Sonia Dula to Become New Head
September 21, 2010 03:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management
(GWIM) has announced that Brian Sepe, head of the Latin American business, will retire in November.
Sonia Dula, currently head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Corporate and Investment Banking in Latin America,
will succeed Sepe and will report to Sallie Krawcheck, president of Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment
Management and Andrea Orcel, executive chairman of Global Banking and Markets and president of Emerging
“I would like to thank Brian for his many contributions over the past 30 years and wish him and his wife Dawn the
very best as they begin the next phase of their lives,” said Krawcheck.
Sepe’s career as a financial advisor began in 1979. He moved into a managerial role at Merrill Lynch’s private
wealth group in 1992, ultimately running the high-profile U.S. Northeast division in 2008 and then taking on the role
of head of Latin America GWIM in 2009.
Sepe twice earned recognition for managing one of the most successful Merrill Lynch offices in the country. His
leadership in cultural and community activities earned him Merrill Lynch’s first-ever “Responsible Citizen Award” in
Dula joined Merrill Lynch in 2006 to head investment banking for the region, subsequently coordinating the
integration between Bank of America and Merrill in Latin America. Since 2009 Dula has had the added
responsibility of overseeing the build-out of corporate banking in Latin America.
As head of GWIM Latin America, Dula will manage all onshore and offshore financial advisors in Latin America.
“Latin America is a key component of our international strategy. Sonia’s extensive experience in investment banking
will add tremendous value to the GWIM team and will allow us to continue improving the way our businesses