Nora A. Aufreiter



Nora Aufreiter is a corporate director and a former senior partner of McKinsey and Company, an international consulting firm. Throughout her 27-year career at McKinsey, she held multiple leadership roles, including Managing Director of McKinsey’s Toronto office and leader of the North American Digital and Omni Channel service line, and was a member of the firm’s global personnel committees. She has worked extensively in Canada, the United States, and internationally, serving her clients in consumer-facing industries including retail, consumer and financial services, energy, and the public sector. Ms. Aufreiter holds a B.A. (Honours) in business administration from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In 2011, she was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100”. In June 2018, Ms. Aufreiter was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the University of Western Ontario.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters
  • Financial services
  • Human capital management and executive compensation
  • Retail/consumer
  • Technology

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since August 25, 2014
  • Member of Human Capital and Compensation Committee (Chair) and Risk Committee
  • Independent

Public Company Directorships

  • MYT Netherlands Parent B.V.
  • The Kroger Co.