Lopa Patel Zielinski

Lopa P. Zielinski serves as Senior Vice President and Deputy Corporate Secretary at HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. She has a wide range of experience including corporate governance, board counsel, securities and financial regulation, corporate transactions, and corporate social responsibility.  Prior to joining HSBC, Lopa served as Director and Associate General Counsel, Corporate Governance for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), a full-service financial services group of companies.  Before joining the Corporate Governance Group, she served as Director and Counsel in the office of Corporate Secretary.  Earlier in her career, Lopa served as in-house securities and governance attorney for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. In addition, she practiced corporate law with Dreifuss, Bonacci, and Parker, LLP in New York and New Jersey. Lopa received her LL.M. in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, her J.D. from New England School of Law, and her B.A. from Lehigh University. She also sits on the steering committee of the Women In Capital Markets group and has served as faculty at the Practicing Law Institute, and Society of Governance Professionals.