Scott Thomson



Scott Thomson assumed the role of President of Scotiabank on December 1, 2022, and became President and CEO of the Bank on February 1, 2023. Mr. Thomson has been a member of the Scotiabank Board of Directors since 2016. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Mr. Thomson was the President and CEO of Finning International Inc., the world’s largest dealer of Caterpillar equipment and engines across diverse industries in the Americas and Europe. Mr. Thomson has also held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE). Prior to his tenure at BCE, Mr. Thomson was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Thomson holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Accounting and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Financial services
  • Human capital management and executive compensation
  • Technology

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since April 12, 2016
  • Non-Independent (President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank)