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George Lewis

George Lewis

Group Head, RBC Wealth Management; Chairman and Portfolio Manager, RBC...

As a member of the RBC Group Executive since February 2007, George Lewis is
one of nine executives responsible for setting the overall strategic direction
of RBC, Canada’s largest bank.

As Group Head, Wealth Management, Mr. Lewis leads the RBC businesses that
serve the wealth management needs of affluent and high net worth clients
globally,and units that provide asset management and trust products.
These include RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s leader in wealth
management for a affluent and high net worth investors; RBC Phillips,
Hager & North Investment Counsel, Canada’s leading discretionary
investment counselling business; RBC Estate and Trust Services; RBC
Wealth Management, U.S., the sixth largest full-service brokerage
firm in the U.S.; RBC wealth management businesses in the UK and
Emerging Markets; Global Trust, which provides world-class trust
solutions in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean; and RBC Global
Asset Management, which is Canada’s largest private-sector asset
manager and mutual fund company and includes Phillips, Hager &
North in Canada and Global Asset Management (U.S.) and BlueBay Asset
Management (U.K.). Mr. Lewis is also chairman of RBC Global
Asset Management Inc., and co-manages the RBC Global Dividend
Growth Fund and DS International Focus Fund.

From July 2000 to May 2008, Mr. Lewis was chief executive officer of RBC
Asset Management, which under his leadership became Canada’s largest single
mutual fund company (RBC Funds) and one of Canada’s largest asset management firms. He previously served as head of Wealth Management for the Canadian Personal and Business Banking segment and head of products for RBC Banking and RBC Investments. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Lewis was managing director, head of Institutional Equity with RBC Capital Markets, responsible for global institutional equity sales, trading and research. He was previously a top-ratedequity research analyst and director of Research with RBC Capital Markets.

Mr. Lewis earned a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction
from Harvard University. He obtained the professional designation of chartered
accountant while working with Arthur Andersen & Co. and a Bachelor of Commerce
degree with high distinction from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.
Mr. Lewis is a CFA charterholder and certifed by the Institute of Corporate

Mr. Lewis is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
and serves on the Board of Directors of the Holland Bloorview Kids
Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. He is a current member and Past Chair of
the Bishop’s Company of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, as well as a Patron
and past member of the Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto. He is
also a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit and Risk
Committee of Ontario Power Generation Inc.

Mr. Lewis lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

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