Maria Theofilaktidis

Executive Vice President, Finance

Maria Theofilaktidis


Maria Theofilaktidis is Executive Vice President, Finance, with responsibility for Accounting and Financial Reporting, Capital Management, Global Taxation, and Global Procurement functions within Global Finance.

Previous to this position, Maria was Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Enterprise Risk, responsible to implement enterprise-wide strategy for effectively managing compliance, enterprise and operational risk across the Scotiabank group, aligned with corporate strategies and regulatory requirements.

Since joining Scotiabank in 2002, Maria has held various senior positions across Canadian Banking, Global Risk Management, Global Finance and Audit. Maria is a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, and she is also the Executive Champion for the Women’s groups at Scotiabank and also the Middle Eastern Employee Network.

She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting at the University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa, and gained significant financial experience with KPMG’s National Office and Financial Services and Insurance Practices in Canada and South Africa.

Outside of the Bank she volunteers her time as a board member of Women’s College Hospital Foundation and is a Trustee of the IFRS Foundation, a global not-for profit organization responsible for setting global financial accounting and reporting standards.

She is a proud Greek-Cypriot South African Canadian who is married with three wonderful children.