Brian J. Porter

Brian J. Porter


Brian Porter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank. He joined Scotiabank in 1981, and has progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions across the bank. Mr. Porter served as the bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Group Head of Risk and Treasury from 2008 to 2010 and as Group Head of International Banking from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed President of Scotiabank in November 2012. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2013. Mr. Porter is also Chair of the University Health Network (UHN) Board of Trustees and his current board memberships include the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF) where he serves as Vice Chairman and Treasurer, the Council of the Americas and The BlackNorth Initiative.

Mr. Porter earned a B.Comm. from Dalhousie University, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Dalhousie University (2008) and Ryerson University (2018). He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Accounting and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Financial services
  • Retail/consumer
  • Risk management

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since April 9, 2013
  • Not independent (President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank)