L. Scott Thomson



Scott Thomson has been appointed incoming President for Scotiabank effective December 1, 2022, and will assume the role of President and CEO for Scotiabank on February 1, 2023.

Scott Thomson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning International Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer, from June 2013 until November 15, 2022. Prior to joining Finning in 2013, Mr. Thomson was Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. with responsibility for finance, tax, treasury, investor relations, marketing, business development and strategy, planning and performance management from 2008 to 2013. Prior to Talisman, Mr. Thomson held several executive positions with Bell Canada Enterprises from 2003 to 2008 including the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to Bell, Mr. Thomson was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. 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 resources and executive compensation
  • Technology

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since April 12, 2016
  • Non-Independent