Speaker Profiles

Rajini Nagendran

Rajini Nagendran

Chief Inclusion Officer

BMO Financial Group

Rajini brings over twenty years of professional experience to this role and a proven track record of delivering strong financial results, client experience and people leadership. Since joining BMO in 2001, Rajini has held progressively senior roles both in head office and front line functions; developing deep expertise in Sales Leadership, Pricing and Product Strategy and Data Analytics. She served as Head of Pricing & Personal Products in 2010, Head of Commercial Deposits in 2011 and was appointed to Vice President, Business Banking (Canada) in 2014 where she led a high performing team of Relationship Managers who provided a full suite of financing, deposit and cash management solutions to business clients in the Greater Toronto Area. She was recognized as a national top performer in 2017.

Rajini is a member of the Leadership Council for Inclusion and Diversity, BMO for Women Steering Committee and proud supporter of United Way. She is a past Board Member of GroYourBiz, a peer-to-peer advisory group for women entrepreneurs and past Co-Lead of the Greater Toronto Area BMO for Women Council.
Rajini holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a Legal Studies minor from the University of Waterloo.

In her spare time, Rajini enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in the community and travelling across the globe.

BMO Financial Group was the recipient of the Catalyst award in 2017 for innovation in diversity and inclusion, the Gender Equality Award in 2017, Most Admired Corporate Cultures in Canada in 2017, the Best Workplaces in Canada in 2016 and 2017, the Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the Best Workplaces for Women Award in 2016.

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