Speaker Profiles

Victor G. Dodig

Victor G. Dodig

President & CEO

CIBC

Victor Dodig was named President and CEO of the CIBC group of companies, one of North America's leading financial services institutions, in September 2014.

During his tenure, Victor has helped usher in a new era for the bank, positioning CIBC as a relationship-oriented bank for a modern world. In 2016, he led the acquisition of The PrivateBank, establishing a strong North American platform for CIBC to serve clients and deliver future growth.

Victor brings more than 25 years of extensive business and banking experience, having led CIBC's Wealth Management, Asset Management, and Retail Banking businesses. He also led several businesses with UBS and Merrill Lynch in Canada and internationally, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

A member of CIBC's Board of Directors, Victor also serves on the board of the C.D. Howe Institute and the Business Council of Canada. A recipient of the 2017 Catalyst Canada Honours (Company Leader) Champion award, Victor is a vocal advocate for inclusion in the workplace, serving as Chair of the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board, a member of the global Catalyst Board of Directors, and Past Chair of the 30% Club Canada.

He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA and was recognized as a Baker Scholar. Victor holds a Diploma from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (St. Michael's College) in Commerce. He has received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ryerson University.

Victor resides in Toronto with his wife Maureen. They are the proud parents of four children.

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