Sarabjit (Sabi) S. Marwah

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

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As Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Scotiabank since 2008, Sarabjit (Sabi) Marwah is responsible for the Bank’s corporate financial and administrative functions, and is actively involved in developing the Bank’s strategic plans and priorities.

Sabi joined Scotiabank in Toronto as a financial analyst in the Bank's Finance Division in 1979. Over the years, he held successively more senior positions within the Finance Department, including Deputy Comptroller, Senior Vice President and Comptroller, and Executive Vice President. He was appointed CFO in 1998 and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO in 2002. During his tenure in Finance, he was also responsible for several functions outside the Finance Division, and was actively involved in many of the Bank's strategic decisions, including acquisitions both in Canada and internationally. He became Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer in 2005.

Sabi is a member of the Board of Directors of Cineplex Inc., George Weston Ltd., and several Scotiabank subsidiaries. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children. He is active in several community organizations, and was a member of the 2008 and 2009 United Way Cabinets. He was also Past Chair of the Humber River Regional Hospital, Director of the C.D. Howe Institute, and was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.

Sabi earned an undergraduate Honours degree in Economics, a Master's degree in Economics, and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2012, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.

He and his wife, Amrin, have two daughters.

Sarabjit S. Marwah

Sarabjit (Sabi) S. Marwah

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer