Alex Besharat

Executive Vice President, Canadian Wealth Management

Brian J. Porter


Alex Besharat was appointed Executive Vice President, Canadian Wealth Management on March 1, 2020.  In this role, he is responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction, goals and values for Scotia Wealth Management in Canada to maximize return for our customers and shareholders.

Alex has over 30 years of wealth management experience, starting as an advisor with ScotiaMcLeod in 1986. Since then, he has held progressively senior roles within ScotiaMcLeod and Scotia Wealth Management. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President & Head, Canadian Wealth Management. Over his career, Alex has continued to garner significant responsibility and recognition for his strategic leadership, relationship management expertise, and unwavering focus on client-centered wealth management solutions.