Travis Machen

CEO and Group Head, Global Banking and Markets


Travis Machen was appointed CEO and Group Head of Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank in May 2024. In this role, Travis will build on Scotiabank’s unique North American reach and GBM’s strategic presence in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific to deliver sustainable and profitable growth for the Bank’s global wholesale banking business. 

Travis brings over 25 years of industry expertise across corporate, investment and commercial banking. He was most recently Managing Director and Head of Banks, Diversified and Financial Infrastructure at Morgan Stanley, and previously, Managing Director and Group Head, Financial Institutions Group, Corporate and Commercial Banking at JPMorgan Chase where he provided expertise and advisory services to global financial institution clients. Travis has a significant track record of successfully executing on merger and acquisition advisory mandates and he brings deep knowledge of the financial industry regulatory landscape and is a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.   

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and is a SEP graduate of Stanford Business School.