Anya M. Schnoor

Executive Vice President, Caribbean and Central America

Anya M. Schnoor


Anya Schnoor is the Executive Vice President for the Caribbean and Central America for International Banking. In this role, Anya leads the development of the overall strategic direction for the Bank’s personal, commercial, corporate, and wealth operations in the markets. She is also responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the Insurance Business within International Banking.  Scotiabank provides financial solutions and services to over 2 million customers in the CCA region through its retail branch network, contact centres and digital channels.

A native of Jamaica, Anya’s experience in the financial services sector in the Caribbean spans more than 31 years in the areas of wealth management, insurance, and banking. She is widely- recognized as a strong business leader in the Caribbean region, receiving the Caribbean Luminary Award in 2019 by the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies for her contributions in the business community.

Anya first joined Scotiabank in Jamaica in 2006, and has held progressively senior roles across the bank, including her role as the Executive Vice President, Retail Products in Canadian Banking. In that role, Anya spearheaded major critical initiatives, including the development of the new Scotia Mobile Banking app in Canada, the launch of several award- winning credit cards, and the introduction of new D2D banking packages, to fundamentally transform the way Scotiabank serves its retail customers in Canada.

Anya holds positions on various Scotiabank subsidiary boards, as Director and Chair. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), an organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of women leaders.

Anya has a Master of Business Administration from Barry University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Florida International University.