Rania Llewellyn

Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments
Rania Llewellyn


As Executive Vice President, Rania Llewellyn is responsible for Scotiabank’s global payments vision and strategy. Rania will oversee an enterprise-wide payments mandate, including technology infrastructure development, enhancing operational efficiencies, and key initiatives to drive growth and create a seamless customer experience. In this role, Rania is also responsible for the execution of the Bank’s Cash Management, Trade Finance, Global Business Payments and Correspondent Banking businesses.

Rania joined Scotiabank in 1994 and has held a number of progressively senior roles across Commercial Banking, Roynat Capital, Retail Banking and Corporate Banking. Most recently, as Senior Vice President, Global Transaction Banking she was responsible for the development and execution of all cash management, payments and trade finance products and services for Scotiabank’s business customers, including Financial Institutions.

Rania is an innovative thinker and dedicated change-agent, who has delivered new programs and products for multiple customer segments. While in Global Transaction Banking, Rania was widely-recognized for her track record of driving a digital transformation throughout the business and for introducing Agile methodology for her team, leading to improved customer experiences, new, innovative products and stronger business results.

Born in Kuwait, Rania immigrated to Canada from Egypt in 1992. Her early experiences as a newcomer have shaped her perspective and given her a strong sense of social responsibility. Rania is a resident of Toronto, a wife and mother of two children.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, MBA and honorary doctorate from Saint Mary’s University.