Gillian Riley

Executive Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking

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Gillian Riley was appointed Executive Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking of Scotiabank in December 2015. As a member of the Executive Management team, she is responsible for the overall strategic positioning, growth, and direct management of several key integrated business areas that provide financial offerings, including corporate finance solutions, to businesses across Canada. Gillian is also a member of the Risk Policy and Senior Credit Committees at the Bank.

Since joining Scotiabank in 1989, Gillian has held a variety of senior leadership and executive sales management roles in retail, small business, and commercial banking and operations.

Gillian is an active business and community leader. She is the Chair of Roynat Capital and President of the Canadian Club of Toronto. She has also held a number of director and advisory roles for various health, government and financial services organizations.

Gillian holds a Master of Business Administration from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

In 2016, she was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), which recognizes the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country.

Gillian lives in Toronto with her husband, Chris, and their three children.

Gillian Riley

Gillian Riley

Executive Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking