Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank
– Toronto, ON
In times of economic uncertainty, industry, government and academia must make a collaborative effort to position Canada for success. Join Brian Porter, President and CEO of Scotiabank, Canada’s international bank, as he shares his views on the current economic climate, bold public policy choices and Scotiabank’s strategy to build a better bank.
About Scotiabank: Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.
Bio of Brian Porter:
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 has been actively involved with many industry, educational, community, health and arts organizations. His current board memberships include the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF), and the Council of the Americas. He is also a Trustee of the Board of University Health Network (UHN).
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
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