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Our Executive Team
Brian Porter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank.
Brian joined Scotiabank in 1981, and has progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions across the Bank, including executive roles with Global Banking and Markets, Global Risk Management, Group Treasury and International Banking. Brian served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Group Head of Risk & Treasury from 2008 to 2010 and as Group Head of International Banking from 2010 to 2012. He was appointed President of Scotiabank in November 2012, and was elected to the Scotiabank Board of Directors in April 2013. Brian assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2013.
Brian contributes his time and expertise to many industry, educational, community, health and arts organizations. He is a board member of the Business Council of Canada, the Council of the Americas and the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he serves as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer. In 2017, Brian was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network (UHN), the largest health-care and medical research organization in North America. He is also the Chair of the United Way of Greater Toronto 2018 fundraising campaign.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from Dalhousie University in 2008. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.
Brian and his wife, Megan, have three children.
Nacho was appointed as Strategic Advisor to the President and CEO, for Global Digital Banking, in January 2016. He was subsequently appointed Group Head, International Banking and Digital Transformation, in February 2016.
As a Group Head with executive responsibility for International Banking, Nacho oversees all of the International Bank’s personal, small business and commercial banking operations globally outside of Canada. Nacho also has executive responsibility for leading the digital transformation of Scotiabank, reimagining and simplifying the customer experience.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Nacho was a member of the Global Executive Committee of a leading European-based global bank, where he was Chairman and CEO of Mexico’s largest bank, Head of South America, and Global Head of Retail Banking.
Nacho is a graduate of Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City and has a Master of Engineering Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Dieter Jentsch is Group Head, Global Banking and Markets. In this role, Dieter is responsible for Scotiabank's corporate and investment banking, capital markets and transaction banking businesses worldwide.
Dieter has been with Scotiabank since 1983, and has held a number of progressively more senior positions including Senior Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking; Regional Senior Vice President, Domestic Branch Banking, Toronto Region; Managing Director & Head, Scotia Private Client Group, Wealth Management; Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, Canada, and Executive Vice President, Latin America. Prior to his current role, he was Group Head of International Banking.
Dieter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a diploma from the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD (European Institute of Business). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Dieter is also a member of the board of directors of the Jim Pattison Group.
He is married and has four sons.
Barb is the Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer, with global responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing, Real Estate and Public, Corporate and Government Affairs, across Scotiabank. As a member of the Bank’s operating committee, she is responsible for helping to determine and guide the overall strategic direction of the Bank.
Previously, Barb held the positions of CHRO, Marketing, PCA; Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management; Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, Canada; and Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service.
She joined the Bank in 1982 and has held progressively senior positions in retail banking, credit cards, marketing, sales and service, wealth management and human resources.
Barb graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, and was recognized as the 2012 Alumni of the Year. She is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Program. In 2010, she was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network. She sits on the board of Bayview Glen School, and the Humber River Hospital in Toronto, as well as a variety of the Bank’s internal subsidiary boards.
Barb is married and has two sons.
James O’Sullivan is Group Head, Canadian Banking. He was appointed to this position in June 2015. In this role, he is responsible for all retail, small business, commercial banking, wealth management and insurance operations in Canada. He is also responsible for Global Wealth Management.
James has been with Scotiabank since 1990, and has held senior leadership roles in Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance and Asset Management. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management.
James holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from York University, a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors at Humber River Hospital and current board member of Soulpepper, Toronto's largest not-for-profit theatre company.
James and his wife, Lucie, have two sons.
Ian Arellano was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Scotiabank on January 2, 2018. In this role, Ian is responsible for managing and overseeing globally Scotiabank’s legal affairs. Ian also manages and oversees the Corporate Governance Office and the Corporate Secretary’s Department. Ian first joined Scotiabank on September 1, 2017 as Executive Vice President, Legal.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Ian worked at Torys LLP where he was co-head of the firm’s International Initiative and a senior partner in its corporate transactions practice. During his time at Torys LLP, he advised Scotiabank on many transactions, including acquisition of a 51% stake in Banco Colpatria in Colombia, the acquisition of Citigroup’s retail and commercial banking assets in Panama and Costa Rica, and of the bank’s 51% stake in Cencosud’s S.A.’s financial services business in Chile.
Ian graduated with an LL.B from the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar in 1986. With over thirty years of practice, he has held increasingly senior roles and developed extensive experience across the financial services and mining sectors in M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, licensing and other contractual matters. He has been recognized by numerous organizations for his work including being named a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Law by Best Lawyers in Canada (2013-2017).
As Executive Vice President and Group Treasurer, Andrew Branion is responsible for managing Scotiabank’s global treasury and investment operations, including medium-term and capital funding, asset/liability management, liquidity and public and private investment portfolios.
Previously, Andrew was Executive Vice President and Chief Market Risk Officer, where he was responsible for Trade Floor Risk Management, Enterprise Risk, Risk and Capital Analytics, and Model Risk Management. Andrew joined Scotiabank in 1997 from the Bank of Canada, and held progressively senior roles in Global Banking and Markets before moving to Global Risk Management in January 2012. He is Vice-Chairman of the Providence Healthcare Foundation Board.
Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta.
John is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He was appointed to this position on December 1, 2015. As the Chief Marketing Officer, he is responsible for all global marketing, philanthropic donations, and corporate social responsibility across Scotiabank and is the Chief Executive Officer of SCENE.
John joined the Bank in 1998 and has held progressively senior positions in wealth management, marketing, and retail banking. He brings a Bank-wide perspective to his marketing role, having held the positions of: Regional Senior Vice President, Toronto Region, Retail banking; Senior Vice President Marketing, Canada; Managing Director & Head, Scotia Private Client Group, Canada; and Managing Director of International Brokerage.
John attended the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program – University of Western Ontario. He sits on the board of Hot Docs, and the board of the Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network.
John and his wife Carrie have three sons – Riley, Cuan, and Owen.
Charles Émond was appointed Executive Vice President, Finance at Scotiabank in May 2018. In this role, Charles is responsible for the Bank’s Strategic Transactions and Review team, Scotiabank Economics team, and Investor Relations team, as well as all financial reporting for the Global Banking and Markets business line.
Charles has worked with Scotiabank for more than 18 years in increasingly-senior roles. Charles was previously Head of Quebec’s Investment Banking group and later took on the role of Co-Head of Diversified Industries in Investment Banking. Since 2015, he was Managing Director and Co-Head, Global Investment Banking, responsible for the growth and strategic direction of Scotiabank’s investment banking and mergers and acquisitions operations globally. As Co-Head, Charles expanded the Investment Bank within and beyond Canada, with a focus on the Pacific Alliance region. He was a voting member of the Equity Liability and Mergers & Acquisitions Opinion Review Committees and sat on the Global Banking and Markets Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.
Over the course of his career at the Bank, Charles acted as lead underwriter and financial advisor on high-profile transactions comprised of Initial public offerings, public and private equity and bond financings as well as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions with several industry-leading players and financial sponsors.
More recently, Charles led the acquisition by Scotiabank of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a Canadian asset manager with $40 billion in assets under management and for which he is now Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the TSX Listing Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2008 and served as a member of the cabinet for the CHU Sainte Justine Foundation’s Healing More Better $255 million campaign from 2012 to 2017.
Charles graduated from HEC Montreal and obtained his CPA and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.
He and his wife Renée-Claude have two children.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Scotiabank, Terry Fryett oversees the global management of credit risk for the Bank, including chairing the key credit committees for Canadian Banking, International Banking and Global Banking and Markets.
Terry joined Scotiabank in 1977 and held numerous corporate banking roles in Toronto, Calgary, Houston, New York and the United Kingdom, where he was CEO of Scotiabank Europe Plc. He returned to Canada in 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Scotia Capital (now Global Banking & Markets). Prior to his latest appointment, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management, since 2006.
Terry holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration in Finance degrees from McMaster University. He is a director of the Principles Consultative Group of the International Institute of Finance (IIF).
Terry and his wife, Candace, have two daughters, Jennifer and Carly.
Glen Gowland was appointed Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management on June 1, 2018. In this role, he is responsible for growing Scotiabank’s wealth management revenues globally and executing strategies that deliver total wealth solutions to the Bank’s current and prospective clients.
Glen has over 25 years of investment management and banking experience. Since joining Scotiabank in 2000, he has held senior leadership roles in Wealth Management and Asset Management. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Head, Canadian Asset Management. He has served and chaired numerous Boards, including Co-Chair of Scotia Capital, and Chairman of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.
Glen is very active in competitive sports and coaching. He is a Level 4 ski instructor and examiner with the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, as well as an active mentor in the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation.
Mike Henry was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer for Scotiabank in November 2017. In this newly-created role at Scotiabank, Mike is responsible for the creation of an enterprise-wide data strategy for the Bank and a governance operating model that directly enables the Bank’s strategic agenda.
Mike joined Scotiabank in 1996 and has held progressively senior positions in Sales Management, Marketing, Wealth Management, Distribution Strategy, and Product Development. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President of Retail Payments, Deposits and Unsecured Lending on the Canadian Banking leadership team. Mike’s broad experience across Scotiabank, combined with his wide-ranging understanding of data from a customer, business and regulatory perspective, provide him with a unique vantage point for this strategic role.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business.
Mike has served on a variety of Scotiabank subsidiary and other external boards, and is an active member of the community supporting a number of not for profit organizations in a board or advisory capacity. Mike is a passionate champion for gender equality, and a founder of Scotiabank’s HeForShe movement.
He resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Jake Lawrence was appointed Executive Vice President, Global Banking and Markets, United States in April 2018. In this role, Jake continues to provide leadership and oversight of Scotiabank’s businesses and operations in the United States.
Since joining Scotiabank in 2002, Jake has held progressively senior leadership roles, serving most recently as Head of Global Banking and Markets, U.S. Previously, he served as the Bank’s Deputy Treasurer, managing Scotiabank’s funding and liquidity management activities.
From 2014 to 2017, Jake was Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. In this role, he managed relationships with institutional investors, sell-side analysts, and rating agencies and provided oversight of the Bank’s disclosure of financial information. During the same time period, Jake was responsible for the office of Scotiabank’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to leading Investor Relations, Jake was part of the Finance and Group Treasury teams at Scotiabank.
He has an Honours Bachelors of Arts from Lakehead University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economics.
Jake and his wife have two children.
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.
James McPhedran is Executive Vice President, Canadian Banking.
James joined Scotiabank in 1996, and was appointed to his current position in June 2015, after serving as Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, Canadian Banking. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Ontario Region, Canadian Banking, and Managing Director and Head of Scotia Private Client Group, and has also held roles in marketing, financial and estate planning and insurance. Before joining Scotiabank, James spent 10 years with American Express.
James is a graduate of Queen’s University, and has completed both the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business and the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School. He currently sits on the boards of Tangerine Bank, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
James and his wife, Sue, have two children.
As Chief Risk Officer for Scotiabank, Daniel Moore is responsible for global management of risk, including enterprise, credit and market risk. Prior to his appointment in April 2017, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Market Risk Officer.
Daniel is a member of the Bank’s operating committee, as well as the senior risk policy, asset liability, market risk, and credit committees.
Daniel joined Scotiabank in 1997 and has held progressively senior roles in Toronto, Europe and Asia. Prior to becoming Chief Market Risk Officer in 2016, Daniel ran the Global Banking and Markets business in Asia- Pacific. He brings a strong focus in developing risk management strategies that align with the Bank's risk tolerance, business objectives and customer focus.
Daniel holds a D. Phil. in Theoretical Physics from Oxford University and a B.Sc. from Queen’s University.
He and his wife Deborah have three daughters.
In his current role as Executive Vice President, International Corporate and Commercial Banking, James has responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the Bank’s International Corporate and Commercial banking business line. His focus is on strategy, business development and risk management, as well as regulatory and compliance issues. He was appointed to this position on December 1, 2015.
Since joining Scotiabank in 1985, Mr. Neate has progressed through various positions in areas including retail banking, commercial banking, and wealth management. He led a specialized equipment leasing subsidiary of the Bank, as Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, James held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate and Commercial Banking, International.
James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science at McMaster University and completed the Ivey Executive Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Dan Rees was appointed Group Head, Operations in August 2018. In this role, Dan is responsible for developing a bank-wide approach to efficiency and continuous improvement and for ensuring that key functional areas partner effectively with the business lines to improve our customer experience.
Over the course of his career, Dan has developed a track record of success in driving results and building strong teams. He first joined Scotiabank in 2000 and has held a number of increasingly senior roles in Canadian Banking, Wealth Management, Global Banking and Markets, Global Risk Management and International Banking. He was, most recently, Executive Vice President, Operations and prior to that appointment, Senior Vice President, Leadership in Human Resources, responsible for recruiting and developing the most senior level talent at the Bank.
Dan graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics Degree. He also earned a Master’s of Science in Management from The London School of Economics.
He is the Honorary Chair for the 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer in support of Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
Dan is married to Kelly. They live in Toronto and have one son and two daughters.
Gillian Riley is Scotiabank’s Executive-Vice President, Canadian Commercial Banking.
Gillian assumed this role in 2015, and is responsible for the overall strategic positioning, growth, and direct management of several integrated business areas that provide financial offerings, including corporate finance solutions, to businesses across Canada. She is also a member of the Risk Policy and Senior Credit Committees at the Bank.
She joined Scotiabank in 1994, and has held executive and senior leadership positions in retail, small business, commercial banking, and operations groups. Gillian is an active business and community leader, and serves as President of the Canadian Club of Toronto, a Director of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, and the Chair of Roynat Capital. She has also held a number of director and advisory roles for various health, government and financial services organizations.
In 2016, she was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), which recognizes the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country.
Gillian holds a Master of Business Administration from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario (Western University).
As Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Shawn Rose is responsible for building an enterprise-wide digital banking team to execute on the Bank’s digital transformation. He first joined Scotiabank in June 2016 as Executive Vice President, Digital Banking and was appointed to this position in November 2017.
Shawn leads a new team that brings together the digital functions across the Bank to drive the innovation agenda and build out Scotiabank’s digital sales and marketing capabilities to deliver the best customer experience and operational efficiency in our markets.
Shawn has more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation and product management in globally complex and FinTech organizations. Prior to joining Scotiabank, he served as Group Chief Product Officer at Moneysupermarket (MSM) Group PLC, a British price comparison service specializing in financial services, and previously as a Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Core Platforms at Pearson PLC, the largest education company and book publisher in the world. He also held senior roles at Ustream, FOX Broadcasting and CBS Interactive, served as an advisor at Hulu.com, and as a technical product lead and manager at AltaVista, AOL and Yahoo! Inc.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor in Psychology, Shawn is a passionate advocate for STEM education as a tool for equality and is an active fundraiser for the Palo Alto Unified School District.
Shawn and his wife, Christine, have two children.
Francisco Sardon was appointed Executive Vice President and Country Head of Chile in November 2017. He is also President of the Board of Scotia Administradora General de Fondos Chile S.A., Scotia Corredores de Seguros Chile Ltda., and CAT Administradora de Tarjetas S.A. Francisco joined Scotiabank in 2004 and has held a number of senior executive roles across Peru and Chile. He was, most recently, Senior Vice President, CEO & Country Head Scotiabank Chile from August 2013 to November 2017. He is Board Member of the Chilean Banking Association, as well as member of its CEO´s Committee.
As Executive Vice President and Country Head of Chile, Francisco is responsible for overseeing all of Chile’s personal, small business and commercial banking operations.
Throughout his career in Scotiabank, he has also held important roles in the industry as Board Member of Profuturo Administradora de Pensiones in Peru, the Canadian-Peruvian Chamber of Commerce, and Instituto Peruano de Acción Empresarial (IPAE). Prior to joining Scotiabank, Francisco was Senior Vice President, CEO & Country Head of Standard Chartered Bank Peru, Board Member of the Peruvian Banking Association, member of its CEO´s Committee, and Chief Financial Officer of Banco Financiero. He has also sat on the Boards of Transbank, Redbanc and Nexus, the three largest payment and transaction networks in Chile.
Francisco Sardon holds a Law Degree from Universidad Católica Santa María from Peru, he has a DPA in Business Administration from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez from Chile, and he is graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School from USA.
Anya Schnoor was appointed Executive Vice President, Retail Products for Canadian Banking in November 2017. In this role, Anya and her team are responsible for designing and delivering financial solutions that drive growth through Scotiabank’s Canadian branch network, call centres and digital channels.
A native of Jamaica, Anya’s experience in the financial services sector in the Caribbean spans more than 25 years in the areas of wealth management, insurance and banking. She is widely-recognized as a strong business leader in the Caribbean Region.
Anya first joined Scotiabank Jamaica in 2006 as Senior Vice President, Investments & Wealth, International Banking based in Jamaica. Since that time, she has taken on increased levels of responsibility for Scotiabank business across the region including, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Trinidad & Tobago, International Banking from 2012-2016, and most recently Senior Vice President and Head, Caribbean South & East, International Banking from 2016-2017 with responsibility for the Bank’s business across 12 countries in the Caribbean.
Anya has served on a variety of Scotiabank subsidiary and other external boards, and is an active member of the community. Most recently she served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Trinidad and Tobago and she is currently a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) which is an organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of women leaders.
Anya holds a Master of Business Administration from Barry University and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and International Business from Florida International University.
Maria Theofilaktidis is Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer, with responsibility for the implementation of an enterprise-wide strategy for effectively managing compliance risk across the Scotiabank group, aligned with corporate strategies and regulatory requirements.
Previous to this position Maria was Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, Canadian Banking, responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction, goals and execution of key initiatives for Retail and Small Business Distribution in Canada.
Since joining Scotiabank in 2002, Maria has held various positions including Senior Vice President of Retail, Small Business & Wealth Management, Senior Vice President and Chief Accountant, Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Vice President, Capital Management, and Vice President, Professional Practice and Executive Office Audit.
Maria is a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. She is also the Executive Champion for Women at Scotiabank.
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.
She is a proud Greek-Cypriot South African Canadian who is married with three wonderful children.
Miguel Uccelli was appointed Executive Vice President and Country Head of Peru, in November 2017. Miguel also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Scotiabank Peru, Chairman of the Board of CrediScotia Financiera, Profuturo AFP, Scotia Peru Holdings and other Scotiabank subsidiaries in Peru. Miguel joined Scotiabank in October 2014 as Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking. In April 2015, Miguel was appointed as Senior Vice President and Country Head of Scotiabank Peru.
As Executive Vice President and Country Head, Peru, Miguel oversees all of Peru’s retail, small business and commercial banking operations.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Miguel spent more than nine years in one of the leading banks in Peru, where his roles included Executive Vice President & Head of Retail Banking CEO of a Real Estate company. Previously, Miguel was Vice President of Global Investment Banking at two global banks in New York from July 1998 to March 2004.
Miguel received his MBA from The Wharton School in 1998, graduated from the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2008 and holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Universidad del Pacífico in 1992 and 1993.
Laurie Stang was appointed Executive Vice President, Canadian Branch Banking, in May 2017. In this role, Laurie is responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction, goals and execution of key initiatives for Retail Banking in Canada in line with corporate strategies. He oversees all of Canadian Branch Banking and Small Business Banking.
Immediately prior to this position, Laurie was Senior Vice President, where he was responsible for providing leadership and guidance on our customer-focused strategy for the Prairie Region retail bank.
Since joining Scotiabank in 1985, Laurie has held progressively more senior customer facing roles in the Bank including Senior Vice President, Ontario Region, Wealth Management, Commercial, Operations and Executive Office.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, has completed the Ivey Executive Program, is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a Professional Designate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Laurie and his wife Colleen have three children.
Ashley Veasey was appointed Executive Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer, Business Technology in 2018. In this role, he is responsible for both strategy and delivery of banking technology across Scotiabank, globally.
Before joining Scotiabank, Ashley held several key senior executive leadership roles in technology spanning both regional and global portfolios with organizations including Barclays, Standard Chartered Bank, The McLaren Group, JP Morgan, and Citibank. He is an experienced digital leader with a deep understanding of both major and developing markets having lived and worked in several international locations across Europe, Asia and Africa.
Prior to his current role, Ashley held the position of CIO and Chief Digital Officer for Barclays and was responsible for the transformation of technology as well as leading a fundamental change in the Bank’s Digital and innovation strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science & Management from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.
Ashley is married to Sarah and they have five children.
Raj Viswanathan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Scotiabank in November 2018. In this role, Raj oversees the Finance Department, including Investor Relations, Taxation, Economics and Strategic Transactions functions at the Bank, as well as the Structural Cost Transformation project.
Raj first joined Scotiabank in 2002 and has held progressively senior positions in Internal Audit and Finance since that time. In 2014, Raj was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Accountant. In this role, Raj was responsible for overseeing the Chief Accountant’s group which includes Group responsibilities for: Capital Management, Accounting Policies & Procedures, and Financial Analysis and Reporting. In this role, Raj also led the Bank’s multi-year Finance Transformation project.
Raj is married and has one son.
As Group Head & Chief Technology Officer at Scotiabank, Michael has responsibility for the advancement of Scotiabank’s overall technology strategy while planning jointly the digital strategy. His mandate includes overall responsibility for Information Technology & Solutions (IT&S), globally.
Before joining Scotiabank in 2014 as Senior Vice President & Head, Risk Management Information Technology, Michael held senior positions in IT, including President and Chief Operating Officer at Algorithmics and Vice President, Risk Analytics at IBM. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer and prior to that appointment, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Information Technology, Enterprise Technology. He was also instrumental in building Scotiabank’s initial digital blueprint and launching the Digital Factory.
Michael holds a Master of Science in Social and Economic Sciences in Commerce, a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and on the Advisory Board of the Creative Destruction Lab through the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Michael is married and has three children.
Enrique Zorrilla was appointed Executive Vice President and Country Head of Mexico in November 2017. He was, most recently, Senior Vice President and Country Head of Mexico. He is also Vice-President of the Asociación de Bancos de Mexico (ABM).
As Executive Vice President and Country Head of Mexico, Enrique oversees all of Mexico’s personal, small business and commercial banking operations.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Enrique worked for Banco Nacional de México, S.A. (Citi Banamex) for 31 years, most recently as a Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee for Grupo Financiero Banamex. He was a member of the Citigroup Senior Leadership Committee, member of the Board of Directors of Seguros Banamex, Afore Banamex and Crédito Familiar and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Buró de Crédito and Soriban Servicios Financieros.
Enrique received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana. He has a Certified Public Accounting Degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and holds an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg School) in Chicago. He was also acknowledged in the Professional Excellence Category with the “Dr. Agustín Reyes Ponce” Award in 2011.